How Social Media Saved the World

It cannot be understated that we are living through a history-making difficult time. Hundreds of thousands of people are falling victim to a global pandemic and everyone is else either staying home or acting brazenly stupid. It shouldn't be surprising, though, that one of the upshots of all of this is that there has been a rise in meme-making.

First defined by Richard Dawkins in 1976 as a cultural idea that takes on a life of its own and is passed down through generations much the same way that genes are, the word "meme" has itself taken on a life of its own to define pictures made and passed around on the Internet that often lampoon various aspects of life. I don't think I've seen any new memes in the past few days that weren't about the COVID-19 epidemic. But this isn't the first time a global catastrophe has been made fun of in what could be described as a "childish" fashion. In fact, one of the memes I've seen compared the uptick in Cor…

Social Media Writing Prompts

For about a week now I've been posting a tweet a day on Twitter with the hashtag #smwritingprompt. One of the reasons that social media is hard is because, in order to do it right and see the best value out of it, you have to be posting every single day. Most experts recommend at least 2-4 posts per day! On every platform! Do you know exactly how hard it is to come up with 4 pieces of content every single day? Nigh impossible. So I've set out to make it a little bit easier.

If you follow @GreenAsterisk on Twitter you will get a writing prompt every day at 9 AM. Use it to go onto the social platform of your choice and just... write! You don't necessarily have to follow any rules. The prompts are only meant as inspiration. If I say to write about something and it reminds you of something completely different, write about that.

I'm just here to make your social media better.

And always remember, if you're following the writing prompts and still finding it difficult to come up with content, you can always let me do it. Because that's the point of The Green Asterisk. I want to take the hard work of social media marketing out of your hands so you can get to the business of running your business. If I can accomplish that simply by providing a free writing prompt, then so be it! But otherwise, hit me up.

P.S. Shout out to Justin Davis for helping me come up with this idea during Tampa Bay Startup Week!

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