We’ve all seen them and follow them. The Facebook pages for MILSO’s. The Instagram accounts. Twitter. You name it, there’s a social media account for it.
Since starting this blog, I’ve sort of become a jack-of-all-trades when it comes to social media. His First Mate literally is on any social media platform that is available and, being a journalist, I am taking classes in school about social media. So, needless to say I’ve messed around a lot with social media.
Maybe a week ago, I had one of my followers on my Instagram ask me, “I was thinking of doing a MILSO support page of my own but I don’t know how I would name it or anything I could do there. I was wondering if you could provide me some ideas?”
In the wise words of Nike and Shia LaBeouf, just do it. If you are thinking of starting something up on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, whatever. Just do it. Want a blog? Start today. Doesn’t matter if you have a name yet. A name will come. Just start the account and start posting about the things that YOU like.
I had the idea of starting His First Mate a long time ago and kicked that thought around in my head for a few weeks. Then one day, I just started. I didn’t have a name yet, I didn’t know what the hell I was doing but honestly that was the fun part. I learned as I went and now I have something that I am so proud of that I get to watch grow each and every day.
So here is your motivation for this fine Monday morning. Whatever crazy idea you are pushing around in your head currently… do it. Because you never know what beautiful things could come of it.