If your heart tells you it’s time to get up and do something to help other animals taste the freedom we, humans, crave so much you need to become an animal rights activist.
But that’s hard, right? It takes all of your time away, correct?
In this day and age, you have the ability to reach a thousand people with a piece of content that took you 30 minutes to create. You can inspire masses with one photo you publish.
I am, indeed, talking about social media and how to be an activist on it.
When I started blogging more than 4 years ago, I was all over the place. I was on Facebook and on Twitter and Pinterest and I had LinkedIn. I had them all.
But I didn’t know how to use them. See, it’s one thing to be on social media and it’s a completely different thing to know how to use it. I am no Gary Vee but I know what my brand is and how I want people to feel when they land on my website and when they see my content on social media.
I want to be a trusted source and I want you, my reader, to feel like you can relate to me. Because that is exactly what I am looking for myself – someone who I can trust and feel compatible with.
Here are my best tips on how to be a social media vegan activist:
- Decide which social platforms you will use and which ones you need. I hate Facebook and I don’t care how important it may be, you will not see me on it ever again. But I love Instagram and Pinterest so I create content for people who follow me there. It would be ideal if you’d have 10 different platforms to spend your time on but you won’t be growing on any of them so pick two or three and start working. Focus on growth and providing value to your followers.
- Get clear on why you want to use it. What will you share? What is your goal? What do you want to achieve? How do you want people to feel when they read or see your content? These are all very important questions that you need to have an answer to. If you are clueless, you will be posting content without getting any feedback or seeing any growth. If you don’t know why you are posting something, it will get lost. People won’t feel it.
- Support your fellow vegans. I am constantly leaving nice messages under the photos on Instagram and telling people how well they are doing. It’s a nice way to encourage those who are fighting for the same cause and it helps you connect with like-minded individuals. P.s. – Follow me Instagram for a ton of inspiration, tips and motivation when it comes to living an eco-vegan lifestyle.
- Be creative and use the Internet to help you create content that you will be proud of. I use Canva to create social media graphics and I have my own website on WordPress (you are on it right now!). I take this shit very seriously because not only am I an activist, I also want this to be a part of my career. There are a ton of amazing websites that will help you write better, create better graphics and find photos for inspiration.
Being a social media vegan activist is ideal for people who have a hard time socializing or have social anxiety as I do. It is ideal for people who have a full-time job and a family on top of that but still want to fight for animal rights.
You are not less of an activist because you are working from home and you are not less passionate or effective because you are not standing outside in the rain getting footage of brutal murders.
We are all doing our part and what we do together is what we call a vegan movement. We need to be everywhere and we can only be everywhere if each one of us does what they do best.
All of us matter and I am sure that no pig, fish or elephant would want you to stop being an activist just because you are focusing on social media activism. They would be so damn grateful that you care!
If you are a new blogger and you are curious how to grow your website and what to do to make it work, I wrote a post where I share my 10 best tips with you.
I will talk to you soon,