Sorry for missing Monday’s post! My trusty old mac finally gave up on me and I have to rush out to get a shiny new MacBookPro…. Sad spending money but the machine is awesome! Anyway onto the post!
Most people who read this blog have some good blogging knowledge and can do their bit to customize and market blogs and web pages. Some of you are even great copywriters, designers and more.
We have all aquired an excellent skill set from our online endeavors, stuff that many people have absolutely no idea about.
So what are we to do with this knowledge and skill?
The first thing I use my skills for is making me money, working online has become my full time job and I am very grateful for this. I am one of the lucky few. However making money is something I do mostly out of necessity. To be honest if I didn’t need money it’s unlikely that I would be working so hard to make any, that’s just me as I am not after riches or a life of absolute luxury.
One thing that is important as a goal for my life is to feel that I have given something of worth back to this harsh and hard world. Things just are not nice out there, wars, recessions and death of all kinds everywhere. I’m not saying I hate life or anything just that it’s not all pretty. The millions of awesome people out there need to be given props too, they make the good part of this world even more awesome.
Ok, enough of that blabber, i’ll get to the point.
I (we) have skills that are hard to get a hold of. My money making side of things is laid out as well as it can be so if I want to give something back to the world I figured it would be good to offer some of my skills.
Last week I went to a Camel Market here in Egypt with an Egyptian group called SPARE (Society for the Protection of Animal Rights in Egypt). The idea was to go and film and document some of the unneeded abuse that is happening to the poor camels so that it could be made into a bigger public issue.
Animals Rights is by no means top priority for most Egyptians but it’s something I care greatly for. SPARE are also in dire need of increasing their web presence, especially when it comes to appealing to young Egyptians…. So this is where I thought I could come in.
None of the members of SPARE know anything about Social Media or Blogging so I agreed to offer my services to help them build a blog, a Youtube presence and more.
So lucky me, I found a way to use my skills for good, help acheive some personal goals and my Karma.
What Am I Trying To Say?
I am not saying you all have to volunteer free services to a local charity, but if you want to then just do it!
You can use your skills in many ways, just be creative. For example your mum, dad, aunt, dog, cat may have wanted a blog for a while. Find the time and help them set one up, show them the ropes. If a friend is low on money, help them make an adsense blog, possibilities are endless.
All I am saying is take stock of the awesome things you have and then make sure you don’t keep it all to yourself, your Karma will thank you!
Thanks To Ruth (Web Career Girl) who’s post “What Are Your Personal Goals” inspired this post.