Last week I was photographed for my local paper the Mosman Daily. It was promoting shopping locally in the area of Neutral Bay. Personally it is not a hard sell to shop and eat locally. I have always promoted the local community because it is very imporant.
You can sit on blogger and twitter all day long- but you cannot have a coffe with your social media. As much as online is imporantant- we must not forget to get amoungst our local communities. Thats why Google+ is a great new tool. It supports local communities and buisnesses. I have my photography buisness advertised on Google+ and it allows me to see other small buisness around my area. Social media should enhance your engagment. Ideally your first port for a social life should be your community. And whats not to like. Shopping, eating out. Yes please.
You can read the article here.