Friday, November 28, 2014

November 2014 Communications and Social Media Report


We continue to add readership and participation with our Sarasota Sister Cities social networking system. We encourage you to network with us if you use Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest or Google+. You can post information directly to these sites.

The three sites below disseminate information - no log in required - just click on the link below:


Blog            sarasotasistercities.com

Web            sarasotasistercities.org

Pinterest     sarasotasistercities.us


You can reach all of our links and systems from the left column of the blog:




The systems below are best to build interaction among Sister City Members. If you use them please post information and photos of interest to Sister City members directly.






Google+     goo.gl/HgfrE


Twitter        twitter.com/#!/SarasotaSisterC

We are slowly adding videos to our sites. We also have added a large number of photos. You can find these sites in the left column on the blog or by clicking the link below:






The blog is the best site to learn about what Sister Cities has done or what is upcoming. We post upcoming information and also photos of events. The Website automatically picks up the latest 5 posts from the blog. The Website also has the best information about policies and our sister cities. Pinterest provides a great pictorial history of the organization.


Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Google+ are all designed to get people to interact. We post a short message on each system with a link back to the blog. You have to sign up for these programs - this is free and simple.  You will want go to our pages and like or friend or link to them. Then you will see what we post and everyone will see what you post. Over time we hope to get a number of people interacting on these systems.


In addition to our main blog of sarasotasistercities.com we have also set up a blog for each of our eight Sister Cities. The idea is that these blogs will focus on just the relationship of Sarasota with that Sister City.


The City Director's can of course use this or not as they wish. Anything they want to add or delete from their blog send it to me and I will be add ior delete the information. I would also be happy to assist them to learn how to make entries on the blog themselves, or I will post for them if they prefer. They can just send me an email with any corrections, deletions, or additions.


The individual city blog address can be typed directly or can be found in the left column of the main blog. The address always starts with the name of the sister city followed by Sarasota, then blogspot.com.  I used the short name for the Sister City - not the province, which would make for a long and hard to remember address.


Let me know of any changes that should be made.





Dave Harralson and Carrie Weaver have our new membership database program up and running.  It is a nice system that should help us improve our media interactions with our memberships. Dave and Carrie are providing training for Board Members and they can help you log in if you have trouble using the system.   i




Send info to:      sarasotasistercities@gmail.com