The Susan G. Komen 3-Day® has been all over social media in 2014, bringing our followers info and images from the Komen 3-Day on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest and here on the 3-Day® blog. But some of the very best content we’ve seen on our social platforms has come from YOU –our walkers, crew members and supporters – and to that we say, “Keep it coming!”
With two events left this year, we want to encourage everyone to keep the conversation going with us on social media. Here are the best ways you can leave your social footprints in 3-Day-land.
Hit Us With #Hashtags! – If you don’t know what a hashtag is or how to use one, fear not. We published a handy tutorial post a few weeks back that gives you a quick-and-dirty how-to on hashtags. When you post status updates, tweets, or photos having to do with the 3-Day, remember to always include #The3Day. We also have hashtags for each individual 3-Day event:
Participate in Photo Challenges – For each 3-Day, we have a daily photo challenge, asking you to post pictures on Instagram related to each day’s theme. You can post as many times as you want (always using the appropriate hashtags, of course), and at the end of each day, we’ll choose 3 of our followers’ photos to share on our Instagram page.
But My 3-Day Event is Already Over This Year… – That’s okay, keep posting anyway! If you follow us on Instagram or Facebook, you know that we share shots all the time from events that happened weeks or months ago, and you can too. It’s an awesome way to relive the amazing memories from each event and to get yourself and others excited about 3-Day events to come.
I’m Just a Supporter…Can I Play Along? – First of all, there’s no such thing as JUST a supporter. Every person who cares about the 3-Day—whether walker, crew member, volunteer, cheering station champion, or friend or family member applauding from home—has a place at the social media table. And in fact, following the 3-Day on social media is hands-down the best way for folks back home to feel like they’re there in person, tracking their loved one’s progress and rooting them on with thumbs-ups, hearts and encouraging comments.
Like, Comment, and Subscribe! – If you are active on social media, chances are you are doing this already, but one of the best ways to show your support for what we and your fellow users post is to like posts and reply with comments. This goes for 3-Day participants and non-participants alike. Follow the 3-Day (and each other!) on Facebook to make sure you never miss a post. Subscribe to the blog and our YouTube channel. Retweet us on Twitter and tap-tap us on Instagram. The more you engage with us, the better we’ll be able to create content that you want to see.
Have questions about the 3-Day’s social media? Message us on Facebook, write on our Facebook wall, or tweet us @The3Day.