[This blog has since moved to bybethanyjae.com. Head on over to check it out, I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised… x]
Hope you’re all having a super week!
Let me begin by giving a bit of a background about this blog. It started in October 2010 when for one of my University assignments we had to set up a WordPress blog account, pick a topic and write weekly blog posts about it, gaining followers and publishing skills along the way.
Most of the girls picked fashion, most of the guys picked sport, and I picked social media. I decided to call the blog “itsasocialthing” because the media is now a major part of our social lives, and at the time I was working with a social media marketing company. Once the assignment was completed my blog posts drizzled out to only being published every now when I came across something inspirational.
Over time this blog has changed. It travelled with me to the Philippines, it’s been listed on upstart: the magazine for emerging journalists, one of my heroes in the writing field even looked and commented on one of my blog posts (I was so shocked that I never even replied to even say thank you!!), and people subscribe to it now from all over the globe (what the?).
From post to post though, the focus has slowly changed. It’s no longer about social media, it’s about social justice. But it’s still all social. One of my passions is finding charities, non-profit organisations, people, and anything else that it related to bringing about a positive change in the world. The more I discover, the more I get excited about the state of the future.
So, I’ve decided to introduce something new to my blog entitled: SOCIAL CHANGERS.
Once a week there will be a post highlighting someone, an event, organisation or anything else that is bringing about a change in the world (think poverty, human trafficking, bullying, non-profits, cancer awareness days, charities, and more…)
Why? Because it’s one thing to be made aware of the injustices and poverty in our community, nation and world…but it’s another to be made aware of those who are being the solution and making a difference in it.
Stay tuned for the first piece. It will be up over the next few days.
Much love, Beth x
[Once social change begins, it cannot be reversed. You cannot uneducate the person who has learned to read. You cannot humiliate the person who feels pride. You cannot oppress the people who are not afraid anymore. We have seen the future, and the future is ours. — Cesar Chavez]