What is social media good for — besides acting as a platform for freelance writers and others to promote themselves and their wares?
The short answer? A lot.
What does “a lot” really mean? Much more than merely reuniting with your high school class or making that ex-BF realize, at long last, that he missed the boat. Everyday, in ways big and small, SM is a force for positive change.
What is it good for?
We’re glad you asked. It means that social media has helped at least one person (and probably more) find a life-saving kidney from a donor. It means that women in Africa can find relief from an easily cured ailment known as obstetric fistula. It means people everywhere can connect, collaborate, and combine their resources and talents to change the world – for the better.
Freelance Writing, Social Media, and Scars
Earlier this year, my company, All Media Freelance, LLC, signed on with Amy Tippins of Rock Scar Love to head up the branding and positioning of her national Scars R Sexy campaign. Tippins, in collaboration with co-founding organization, Live Wright Society, set the campaign to launch in May 2012.
We’re asking people from all walks of life – every ethnicity, socio-economic status, education level, and everything in between – to share their scar stories and post them on social media. You can Tumblr it, Stumble it, Tweet it, G+ it, Digg it, Facebook it – whatever floats your boat.
No scar is too small. Whether your scars are immediately visible and physical or emotional and personal, we know they leave they their mark. After you post your scar story, tell us about it over at the Scars R Sexy Facebook fan page, so we can link to it.
We’ve gotten several celebrities to get involved and are adding to the star-studded scar ranks daily. We’ll reveal more about our participating celebs at the official launch in May.
Scars R Sexy? Seriously?
Seriously. Get empowered by your scars and turn your imperfections into your absolute perfection. Your scars tell the stories of your lives—the highs and the lows, triumphs, defeats, hopes and dreams. Learn more about how freelancers can pay it forward and become empowered, rather than encumbered, by their scars on the Scars R Sexy website and by reading one of Amy’s moving scar stories: I Am My Brother’s Keeper and He Is Mine.
Rock Your Scar. Pay It Forward.
A question from Sam and Amy: Who would you like to see – from the blogging and social media world — in a Scars R Sexy t-shirt? Brian Clark? Darren Rowse? Pete Cashmore (you know we can get him)? Who?