An easy way to get people interested in your activity is to set up a Facebook page for your project and then like our ‘Do Something Good’ page. This will automatically send your project out onto all our Facebook followers’ timeline.
If you like a post or share a post, it means those you are friends with on Facebook will also find out about Do Something Good.
And the more people who know about us and sign up on our site, the more people our site can help.
Facebook is great for asking questions and helping people solve problems too. If just want to get tips, encourage your neighbours to sign up to your project then our Facebook page is a great place to start.
If you are already on Facebook, you can like our page here, https://www.facebook.com/DSGEaling.
Twitter is another great social networking tool to help spread the word about your project. You will need to set up a Twitter account which you can use to ‘speak’ to people who follow you. Telling them in real time about your plans, your project and what you need. You will need to work hard in the beginning to get people following you, otherwise nobody will be reading your tweets, but asking friends and family who are on twitter to follow you is a good start. And then search Twitter for people in your area, with the same interests or larger organisations and charities who might be interested in following you back and hearing what you have to say.
Once you have set up your twitter account, make sure you follow us @DSGEaling and retweet our tweets to your followers.
Don't know a tweet from a 'like'?
If Facebook and Twitter are completely alien to you, why not find out more about it, by Googling 'Facebook for beginners' or ‘Twitter for beginners’ – there is lots of help out there.
If social media is new to you, or the people who you are trying to make contact with, why not consider some of the following ways of letting people know what you’re doing?