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September 26, 2020

Are You Authentic Online as A Member of the Body of Christ

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Are You Authentic Online as A Member of the Body of Christ
William Jackson, M.Ed.
Let The Bible Speak TV
Church of Christ and Social Media

Let The Bible Speak TV

Let The Bible Speak TV

Being “authentic” and real is a challenge to many Christians
as they post content on social media platforms. The ability
to be your authentic self and a member of the Body of
Christ should not be a contradiction of personality and
walking with Christ.
Sharing  what and who we are can be represented by
using Emoji’s, graphics, animated images, and even videos.
Sharing our lives online can be fun and enjoyable, but as
members of the Body of Christ we should be careful about
the perceptions people have about our behaviors and being
a Christian.

This digital content may hide who people really are and creates
unauthorized views. Being real means not trying to pretend to
be something different than God created us to be. Being a
Christian should not be covered by digital enhancements
because God sees our hearts. We cannot hide from God even
online. He knows our thoughts our feelings and our desires.
Being “authentic” and Christian should show Christs love for all,
it is genuine, deliberate and shares the love of Christ.

Christians should know who they are, and be honest with
themselves even if they struggle with challenges.
We cannot “play” with God in our minds nor play a role that is
not us. Roles cannot be maintained, wearing a mask of
impersonation that is a lie to a Christian walk.
In online environments to many pretend, they are playing
a role they must try to sustain. There online activities creates
a false view and perceptions of who Christians are not.
Being a Christian must stay in the light at all times, There is
an intimate relationship with Christ that should not be a lie
nor should it be played like a toy. Christians should have the
courage, humility, understanding and decency to be true.

The digital content created by Christians is a permanent
mark or a permanent digital footprint that is either following
Christ or being lead in an opposite direction to a path of
rebellion and false learning. Christians should be cautious of
self-promotion, false witnessing and egotistical words.
Christians, as a member of the Body of Christ should know
what direction they are going and who they are following.
Consider your walk with Christ online and offline.
Peter denied Christ 3 times while standing around the fire,
will you deny Christ as you share content on Facebook,
Twitter, LinkedIn and other digital platforms?

Think about what and who you represent with your social
media content and how it makes Christ look when His followers
act like the world instead of being obedient to the spirit.

Let The Bible Speak a TV, Jos, Nigeria
#LTBSTV
https://www.facebook.com/LET-the-BIBLE-SPEAK-TV-109526513806972/
Church of Christ and Social Media Jacksonville, Florida
https://churchofchristandsocialmedia.wordpress.com/

October 26, 2018

Students, Educators, Ministers and Business Owners Attend FlBlogCon

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Students, Educators, Ministers and Business Owners Attend FlBlogCon
William Jackson, My Quest To Teach #MyQuestToTeach

Congratulations to Edward Waters College student  and business owner
Dennis Jackson, Northbound Church of Christ Minister Elisha Taylor, Jr.
and son Elisha Taylor III Duval County Public Schools high school student.
Aida Correa, LoveBuiltLife, Sandra Johnson, The Madisel Group with
Jayla Tapley and Ahubri Dudley Duval County Public Schools.
Invited to attend their first Florida Blogging and Technology Conference,
a nationally and internationally recognized conference in Orlando. The
annual event in its 8th year is regularly attended by William Jackson, as a speaker,bloggers and advocate.
He is a  teacher with Duval County Public Schools and Social Media business
owner. Attending FlBlogCon on the campus of Full Sail University, the
premiere technology school that has achieved international recognition https://hello.fullsail.edu/request_info
The theme “Year of the Creator,” which addresses growing digital
innovation and creativity.
Is fitting because youth, teens and young adults are creating online businesses,
creating graphic works of art and producers of content and development of Apps.
The infusion of technology globally is demanding more proficiency and
knowledge because careers are being sent overseas and America by itself
cannot keep up with the need for digital creatives
and digital innovators.
Competition is fierce so students need tech skills to be employed.
Students from EWC and DCPS have attended WordCamp, Bar Camp, FlBlogCon
and other conferences  with Mr. Jackson in the past, he have spoken in Calgary
Canada, Costa Rica, Washington, DC and Miami, Florida. Mr. Jackson is an advocate
for Social Media integration in business and education. A community activist with
New Town Success Zone / Vision Keepers working to empower the community.
The empowerment of diversity is that Ms. Correa is a business owner, artist, poet
and web developer. She is a well-known WordCamp speaker and community
volunteer showing that women, Latina, advocate for STEAM and digital innovation
are important not just in Jacksonville, but across the nation.
Mr. Jackson and Mrs. Corea understand that students of all levels, in order to
compete must have knowledge beyond classroom experiences, they need exposure
to networking and mentors. They must be producers of technology innovation
not consumers to meet the challenges in their communities.
Bess Auer the creator of Florida Blogging and Social Media Conference provides
opportunities for students from Edward Waters College and Duval County Public
Schools to attend, be involved in workshops and encouraging all students to learn
and apply their learning as future business owners and entrepreneurs.
Elisha Taylor III has a dream of attending MIT after graduating from Paxon
High School for Advanced Studies.
His growing web site can be found at https://journeythroughthemotherboard.wordpress.com/
to inspire middle and high school students to learn as much as possible
about participating events and activities that prepare them for careers.
HBCU institutions must continue to provide diverse learning opportunities
and even sponsor students to attend conferences, workshops and seminars to
help with networking and meeting professional business people in professional
and casual occasions. Allowing the learning in classrooms to be shared in
real world situations.
Florida is opening many doors to space, students attending HBCU school
should be guided to and through these doors to be a part of history and
historical discoveries. They must share their knowledge to
generations coming up so there will not be any “HiddenFigures”
that try to hide the truth of how vital people of color are to new
innovations and discoveries.
FLBLOGCON https://floridablogcon.com/

 

 

 

October 14, 2018

Happy 2nd Anniversary “Authors Roundtable” Authors are Invited

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Happy 2nd Anniversary “Authors RoundTable” All Authors are Invited

Tuesday, October 16, 2018, 6 pm – 8 pm
Happy Anniversary Authors Roundtable!

We are excited to announce our 2nd Year at the Highlands
Library on Dunn Avenue in Jacksonville, Florida.
Some of the best and talented Authors, Poets, Screen Play
Writers, Bloggers, Podcasters and more, all genres emerge
once a month to support each other and other Authors
attending. Students from elementary, middle, high school
and even higher education are welcomed to attend and
contribute.
Increasing our knowledge about the industry and the
writing and publishing process. Help is available.

Authors are learning that in some capacities they must
be able to manage their Social Media digital footprints
to share their Brands to diverse audiences. If they are
unsure, they are contracting with business people that
are knowledgeable like William Jackson and Aida Correa.
Social Media can be overwhelming, confusing and entering
into unknown territories can cause more problems if you’re
not sure who to rely on.

Editors, Publishers, Social Media Experts, Marketing
and Public Speaking Professionals, and other support
professionals have shared with the Roundtable.
Sharing successes, challenges, failures, resources and
financial services. Guiding peers around the challenges
that have been faced by others and providing guidelines
and strategies so mistakes are not repeated by others.

Authors are Jacksonville’s most hidden treasures. The
literary world is great in Jacksonville and surround areas,
support is there and available. The networking has been
invaluable, and we could not have done it without you that
are participating each month at the Authors RoundTable.

If you have participated in the past send or share your
favorite photo to
authorsroundtable@gmail.com for our digital collection.

Heartfelt thanks to Marshelle Berry, Regional Manager,
Kelly Strickland, Librarian, Susan Arthur, Librarian,
and Pat Morrison, Branch Supervisor
Our Roundtable Facilitators, Roy & Arvita Glenn and
Ari Turner, All-around support.

Special Guests Speakers will be presenting on:
Tuesday, October 16th, 2018, 6 pm to 8pm
William Jackson (My Quest To Teach), blogger, speaker,
WordCamp advocate, educator and social media trainer.
Aida Correa, LoveBuiltLife, Inc. artist, poet, web
developer, educator, traveling artist and WordCamp speaker
and AC Vazquez, Indie Author
Will be speaking.

Join us in a celebratory cake eating and toast for
two great years and for many more years to come.

The Authors Roundtable
authorsroundtable@gmail.com
Highlands Library – Dunn Ave
Jacksonville, Florida

 

 

October 8, 2018

FlBlogCon Time Management A Gateway to Content Development

Diana Griffith

Diana Griffith

 

FlBlogCon Time Management A Gateway to Content Development
William Jackson, My Quest To Teach
https://floridablogcon.com/

The 8th Annual FlBlogCon 2018 is no different than the previous
years, each year is awesome, informative, enlightening, fun,
engaging and a inspiring learning experience. Bess Auer knows how
to create an environment of PLC, PLN and PLF engagement.
Professional Learning (Community, Networking and Family).
A seasoned educator, she combines content creators of diverse
backgrounds that are relevant, current and can share
information that is instantly applicable to personal and business.

One of the valuable sessions at the Florida Blogging Conference
was based on Time Management – Diana Griffith (Content for Beginners,
Templates, Ideas and More). The understanding of how valuable
your time is and the importance of managing it.
The words, “time is money,” can be translated to time is
the difference between success and failure. Managing your
time can reduce stress, anxiety and apprehension when your
feeling overwhelmed. Managing your time can mean meeting
professional and personal deadlines or creating an environment
of making excuses for not completing important tasks.

One of the struggles sometimes for Bloggers, Vbloggers and
Podcasters is finding time to manage your ideas to put into
content development. Taking the time to think, create, write
and develop content that shares your passion and purpose.
There are tools, Apps and assistants like Trello, Asana, Toggl,
Google Calendar and Insightly to help you manage your time
and develop content.

There are strategies that help to keep you engaged, but time
and managing time is key. Day to day events and activities
seem to distract you, engage you, move you, motivate you
and even seem to drain you. Managing is important and
valuable to help you stay focused and productive.

Some strategies are to plan ahead and build on to create a
time buffer; think past the seasons, holidays and events to
build future content. That way you are ahead of the game
and reaching out 3 to 4 months in advance with content.

This works well for writing to an editorial calendar and
staggering projects. Magazines, newspapers and other
media plan months in advance to keep up and keep ahead
of the interests of their readers and viewers. Time is important
because of the opportunity to get on everyone’s’ calendar
or radar when planning out to the future. People have schedules
that demand their time, as a content creator get on their
schedule.

Editorial Tools like Buffer, Hootsuite, CoSchedule (WordPress),
Tailwind (Pintrest), Later (Instagram) and Google Calendar
help you to post your content at different times and to different
platforms. This builds a visual element, so people know what
you are doing, the value of your Brand and the empowerment
of your content.

Planning can help your SEO, because you have time to look
at all your content elements and take account on revisions,
corrections and direction of thoughts.
As a content developer you should understand that people
will view your content at different times during the day and week.
Connecting to readers and viewers means spreading out your
content to post at different times. You may need a tasking tool
to help you write to a schedule which helps you manage access
to content. If you incorporate photos, photo editing tools to
help you edit that photo that may be too dark, to light, etc.
The visual element is important.

Your content is evaluated by SEO – Search Engine
Optimization with the photos and video you post.
The many tools available are mostly free, they provide a
flexibility for the content creator to always move forward.
Technology builds connections to establish relationships and
empowers people to guide future and potential collaborations.
Applying skills, sharing knowledge and working to build
content that can potentially change the world.

Research which tools benefit what you want to accomplish
and build your Brand. Do diligence is important to help you
grow beyond your expectations and strengthen your Brand.

“Each blog has its own attention span.”#FlBlogCon
Be mindful in your planning that each reader and viewer has
a time limit to be engaged and be respectful that you content
should matter to your readers.

#FlBlogCon
#GottaGetBlogging

Photos via William Jackson, My Quest To Teach

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