Okay, if you know what social media is, great. If, like me, you had heard about it but really had no idea what it entailed – here is the scoop.
I decided to start a blog. I figured out a name and where to sign up (first Blogger then WordPress.com – more about that later). I started writing (posting). I had no visitors and was only lower on the search results than, well, actually, I was the lowest on the search results. Since using social media (I sound like a toothpaste ad), I have moved up the search results on Google considerably. Disclaimer: you have to type Capability Mom or Capabilty:Mom and I am second and third on the list. Let’s be clear, I am not doing anything other than twitter and a Facebook Fan Page.
I am thrilled with this mini-success. I am the daughter of an electrical engineer and think math is one of the circles of hell. I do, however, like to put things together. I like to rewire lamps and have recently started messing with Facebook’s static FBML (their mark up language so you can customize your Fan Page). What is a Fan Page? It is a page for a business or organization. While I haven’t figured out HTML yet (it may take me a bit more time), I have googled some sites that give tutorials. Here is a link to Facebook FBML http://www.facebook.com/apps/application.php?id=4949752878 to explain what it is and here is a FBML tutorial that shows you how to do it. Why do you want to? Because it is cool and let’s you put whatever you want in your Fan Page.