To a Social Media Marketer or person trained in SEO and other Social Media activities, brand building, content management and publishing comes as part of their day job. As for myself, an individual one-person entity, I have to do all of the above with limited funds and resources. In fact, so far I’ve tended to do this alone, learning or making mistakes as I go, which is nothing new to me as I’m largely self-taught in everything I undertake. I will check up on the consistency of what I want my brand and blog pages to promote, on a monthly basis. In fact, today I did just that by analysing my insights on my various Social Media platforms. The following excerpt being taken from my Facebook page.
“Having just gone through my latest monthly insights and as a result of my broader social media analyses, I am pleased to confirm the consistent growth of both my pages here at naturestimeline and naturestimeline.StandUp4Nature. I am not currently in a financial position and moreover do not view it as a viable option right now, to partake in any paid advertisement of my pages. The progress of brand “naturestimeline” is truly only possible with you, my followers engaging with me and by your “word of mouth” exposure to other interested parties. Nonetheless, as I expand brand exposure and ultimate achieve more business opportunities, I may eventually consider the prospect of paid advertising. As my audience grows, those of you reading this become all the more important to me, so do share your thoughts with me, send me ideas, provide some opportunities for general chit-chat, whatever. Below is a snapshot of just how you, my followers, have played your part in allowing me to develop naturestimeline over the past year. *to make more sense of the figures within the spreadsheet screen grab, simply expand the image to full screen. The data is courtesy of my Facebook Insights and as such, private data issued to me directly from Facebook hence I’m made the data is deliberately small.
All the best wishes and any questions, please DM me.
Tony William Powell and naturestimeline.”
As ever, you can access my Facebook updates by clicking on the Red Admiral butterfly icon below.
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Spring peak has arrived and Summer is just around the corner too, as the birds are singing, the bees are buzzing, the trees are leafing and this blog is…… well desperate for content if truth be told.
Fear not, anybody who knows me will realise that I am still active over on Facebook and I haven’t disappeared into the oblivion, take today’s Facebook Naturestimeline cover update below, for instance.
And then there is the original, unedited, uncropped version (beware, large upload) for all my fellow nature lovers to admire.
Isn’t he or she a beauty eh! My advice to you is, should one need a boost for their wellbeing, just listen intently to birds such as the one shown above, singing lustily away at dawn or dusk amongst a cacophony of other birdsound. Of course, there are times when they’re not over vocal as when raising their own family, it is best to be quieter then as noisy adults make for noisy children, you know. As for my own voice, it can often be heard over on LinkedIn. I like to participate in various LinkedIn Group discussions over there or simply make worthwhile connections with fellow naturalists and conservation professionals as the more the merrier, the bigger the conservation movement. I am an occasional Google+ community user as is evidenced by the badges on this page as well, of course.
So finally, it is time for a request. Wherever you find yourself loitering about online, do please let us know. As you are my audience, therefore we should get connected and continue to fight our fight together, for the good of the Natural World.
Just what has been happening in the world of phenology………………. could nature be stirring already?
It may only be the 1st January but just as last year, there was some unseasonal activity. Firstly, in the form of flowering Woodland Snowdrops and secondly, flowering Winter Aconite, blooming around the same dates as in 2012, see here and also here
Again, this time around, these sightings will closely correlate to the local weather conditions. One being, a general lack of Air Frosts over recent days and perhaps, the incessant rainfall, as shown below.
Intriguingly, looking at their expected emergence dates, both events have now moved forward to the 11th January consequently. Woodland Snowdrop captured below, emerged on the 28th December.
With Winter Aconite emerging on the 30th December 2012.
As we head into 2013, I wonder what delights the year will hold.