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I knew picking a name for your blog is important but i didn’t think about the branding side of it until a year ago. Wanted something new so i change the name of my most successful blog. That was a  huge mistake because i had reader and supports of the blog. When i changed the name i complete ignored them and their feelings as to why they were apart of my online community. With that blog i networked with so many important people who still follow me on Twitter. Thank JESUS!!

Because i was interested in something new i could not expect my audience to accept the new name and new topic discussed. I am the same writer but i was creating a new brand under a old yet already successful brand with communicating that to my audience. Though my audience was still active but they were not in the large numbers before the change.

Some people see my face on twitter and ask aren’t you “Dat AfroChik”?  For the rest of blogging career i will always be “Dat Afro Chik” just because i out grow the name my audience loved and embraced me. I have been struggling to rebuild my brand an even more mature brand.  This one i plan to stick with all the way learn from my mistakes and use what made me successful in first place with my new journey in the blogging world. With my old blog i really did have a strong voice with this new blog i have found my voice. Now that i have found my voice my brand with become even Stronger over time!  I am Excited about my future!

A reflection piece after reading a blog by Jocelyn Broder.

Dee Moore

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 According, to Brian Solis author of Engage!,we stand at a crossroads where the language of social media either matures and develops or depreciates and decays(p. 38). Solis, also goes on to say some words are on the endangered species list, of the words on that list being yourself/ being human is what caught my eye.

Travis Dahle, wrote a blog entitled Are things like Twitter, Texting, Facebook and Blogging hurting communication? in his blog he brought  up the issue of being human and there more face to face communication. Besides being human Dahle also talked about other words that were also on Solis list such as listening, conversation/ dialogue, and relationships.

While there are other problems, there is an easy solution: make communication more human.  Think about what you are going to say when you type up an e-mail or a text.  Think about what comments you are putting down on some ones blog.  Try to meet with people and talk with them and listen to them (listening is another problem all together).  Try to make communication more human.

I feel with the use of some social media using we have lost the meaning of words. Now we have all the acronyms that shorten words and by shorten the words  I  feel it is changing the meaning of words. Also, we are no linger spelling out words dude to space so we create new spelling to to save space on such social media such as twitter. Twitter give us 140 character which sometimes limit the amount of correct spelling words we can use. Personally, I think all social medias have their own language that is used between those in that media and change form media to media.

Solis, states the web is becoming a lot smarter and will eventually start to help us come together as peers to collaborate and innovate (p.34). I find this to be true with companies of all sizes being able to become more successful through the web to connect with their desired audiences. It has also help expand their audiences to other states and around the global. However, if we don’t not get thing language together so that all can understand the meaning of words and how they used differently we will start become confused and wont know how to communicate with others. One may interpret lol as “laughing out load” where as one my interpret it to mean “lots of love” those are just basic examples but words and its meanings are change quickly as social media grows. I personally see it as a bad thing because each generation is effected differently it either mature and develop their language or  their language decays vocabulary wise.

We’re simply becoming aware of our markets, the people who define them, and our place within each community (Solis, p. 33).

But as we become more aware of our markets we should still know how to communicate outside of the social media world. After all there is still real alive people we still have to interact with on a daily basics. We still have to practice the basics to know how to make them better as time beings to change. But is this new change in hope interact with society really good or are hindering basic everyday growth.

While we learn through everything we read and practice, we should never strive to master something that evolves much faster than our ability to fully grasp its lessons, benefits, insights, and pitfalls. In the process, we learn a bit more about ourselves and our true potential ( Solis, p. 33).

So I think we don’t to embrace it all at once but we do have to willing to learn new things. Just as we learn new things we must not forget the basic skills of communication and the meaning of words. Know how to separate the two worlds reality and social media only if one helps the other but stop when it harms the other normal process.