Social media is an integral part of our lives.
It is here to stay.
In a lifetime, the average person will spend 5 years and 4 months on social media. So we want the social media experiences to be positive, something we can look forward to.
In an attempt to spread peace and humanity on social media, I’m happy to introduce my first post for the monthly We Are The World Blogfest.
In the spirit of the theme “In Darkness, Be Light,” here is a link to a wonderful story from South Africa: Teacher goes viral for helping a little differently-abled girl in a school race.
Riaan van Straten, an ex-provincial rugby player who is now in charge of sport at Curro Kathu Independent School in the Northern Cape, said he didn’t know why his actions had touched so many hearts, Netwerk24 reported.
“I expect every guy to be like that,” he said. “That is how I was brought up.”
The lesson – making a difference doesn’t cost money or take a lot of time, it just means doing a few simple things in your everyday life. It’s the simple things that count!
If you like this initiative and would like to take part in this blogfest, sign up in the WE ARE THE WORLD Linky List below and please help spread the word on social media via the hashtag #WATWB.
- Keep your post to below 500 words.
- All we ask is you link to a human news story on your blog on the last Friday of each month, one that shows love and humanity.
- Join us on the last Friday of each month in sharing news that warms the cockles of our heart. No story is too big or small, as long as it goes beyond religion and politics, into the core of humanity.
- Place the WE ARE THE WORLD Badge on your sidebar, and help us spread the word on social media. Tweets, Facebook shares, G+ shares using the #WATWB hashtag through the month most welcome. More Blogfest signups mean more friends, love and light for all of us.
- We’ll read and comment on each others’ posts, get to know each other better, and hopefully, make or renew some friendships with everyone who signs on as participants in the coming months.