Thursday, October 27, 2011

Social Responsibility Begins With Us

As a parent, I feel that the best way to teach my children about social responsibility is to demonstrate it myself. That means through actions and words. So we talk about issues like helping others who are less fortunate, learn about things we don't understand, and do our small part to make our home, town, country, and world a better place.

I think that as a blogger, I am doubly obligated to focus on social good. I have a platform that is perfect for teaching and helping others. In my experience, the written word can so often prove to be a powerful motivator. And I think all bloggers should use their sites to "pay it forward," so to speak. If we have the ears (eyes) of others, we should use the opportunity to help make our own little niche a better place and a source of inspiration.

Obviously I am passionate about education, and from time to time, I want to write and share articles that promote social responsibility and The Golden Rule. Laurita's article yesterday, was just one example of how I want to be able to share knowledge and express support. I hope that you took a moment to learn about spina bifida so that the next time you meet someone who is affected by this condition, you can interact with them in a knowledgeable and compassionate manner.

I believe that social media and mobile technology are powerful tools for spreading awareness and doing good. Over the next few months, I'm looking forward to sharing more articles on MommyMaestra on other organizations and programs that focus on health and education. And if you follow my Facebook page, you've already seen me sharing articles and resources on these subjects and others.

What do you think? Should bloggers and other social media professionals use their platforms in a socially responsible way? 

Con mucho cariño...

Disclaimer: I was compensated for writing this article, which was written in conjunction with the LATISM Social Good Goes Mobile Blog Tour.

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