By Michael P. Varela, Communications Director
With the new year in full swing and the 2017-2018 RHNA Executive Board ready to hit the ground running, we strongly encourage you all to JOIN US on your favorite social networks and INVITE our Ridgway neighbors to do the same!
What are the benefits of engaging with RHNA and residents online? Increased awareness of Association efforts, neighborhood events, and community news with a tailored approach for the Ridgway Historic District.
Don’t like having too many online accounts? Not sure which social media site is right for you? Allow me to provide some insight as to how the Association will use the following networks:
Facebook Fan Page — Give us a “Like” and receive status updates on your personal News Feed. We will share relevant updates regarding Association developments, local events, city news, and various educational pieces for the benefit of Ridgway residents. This page will also include photographs from RHNA events.
Facebook Group Page — This is an RHNA members-only, closed group page on Facebook and requires approval to join. Why? Because we want to ensure that this digital space is fruitful for the intended audience—you! Unlike the Fan Page, but much like Nextdoor, members are allowed to make posts that are easily visible to all approved members. Have some news to share, a question to ask or want to discuss anything relevant to the neighborhood? This is the space for you!
Google Plus — A social network that was originally intended to replace Facebook, but failed much like Myspace, Google Plus better synchronizes your social media activity with all of Google’s services (such as its monolithic search engine). The Association will utilize this space much like its Facebook Fan Page, but without the creation of event pages and photo albums.
Twitter — Don’t like posts that are extremely wordy? Then Twitter may be right for you! With it’s 140-character limit per post (known as a “tweet”), this social network allows us to be quick and to the point. Easily one of the most customizable sites in terms of crafting your feed, Twitter has quickly become known for its ease in providing up-to-the-second updates on developments around the globe. If approached judiciously, this can be your most reliable source of factual news, insightful commentary, and live updates for your computer or mobile device.
Instagram — This social network is all about the visuals and is best enjoyed on your mobile devices. The Association will use this medium to highlight the beautiful sights of the neighborhood and provide a fresh perspective for Ridgway residents old and new.
Have any questions on how to best use these social networks? Please do not hesitate shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Ridgway Historic Neighborhood Association online:
Facebook Fan Page • Facebook Group Page • Google Plus • Twitter • Instagram