The WEGOHEALTH Activist 39 Day Writing Challenge, Day 22
“Tip Tuesday! Have you mastered the hashtag? Figured out the Instagram algorithm? Or maybe you have a few tips to increase your blog followers. Whatever it is, share your expertise with your fellow HA’s- it’ll only make our community stronger!”
This one has me stumped. I am really undereducated on these things and that’s why I don’t have more blog followers. I need help in this area myself! I haven’t had time to learn social media marketing in depth as I should. I want to, but this is the part of my brain injury that makes daily learning difficult. I do better if someone shows me rather then reading directions. Several times I did take the time to learn some things. I got them set up and working, but, the system was changed and I wasn’t able to adapt to the new format. Also, a lot of things need to be done on the computer and I have problems with my hands, so it’s hen-n-peck with one finger most of the time. That takes time and effort, so I try to compensate by writing something with substance and I hope for the best.
Lame, I know. But that’s all I have on the technical side of things. ☹️️
What I’d love to talk about is actually a good tip for anyone. Giving. Not just of yourself and your time, which is an invaluable gift, but actually giving money to those in a crisis with a big immediate need.
I’m talking about gifting an individual who has no other resources available to acquire something that will save their life or make it worth living. They need a transplant, a machine to keep them alive, expensive medicine, a device or a vehicle. Maybe they need caregivers or nurses, a special home or an adaptation to stay in their own home. Maybe they need a service animal or help paying the mountain of bills that have been accumulating because there just isn’t enough money.
What can YOU do for ONE of those people? Hold a fundraiser, share their information with others, do a walk drive? Yes. You can do those things. It would be wonderful if you picked someone and made them your mission. But you’re in need yourself. You’re struggling too, you are stressed out and can’t take on one more thing, so now what?
Well, almost everyone can spare $5.00. Almost everyone can miss a cup of coffee or a desert. Almost everyone can not buy that meaningless trinket at the $1.00 shop. I could recommend an organization, but this isn’t a solicitation. I know that if your a HA, chances are you already personally know someone who needs monatary assistance.
So here’s my tip, and it’s just my personal opinion, because the WEGOHEALTH Writing Challenge asked, I feel that in order to be a good health activist or advocate you should experience giving on all levels. They don’t have be high levels. Little levels are okay. It will make you well-rounded and whole.
There it is, my #TipTuesday advice, HA’s, find a person in monetary need and gift them something from your change purse because all those something’s add up and pretty soon they are healthier than they were before the gift. Isn’t that what’s it all about?