Are you a newly elected cllr? Well congratulations! Please accept these links from the CllrSocMed Team as a welcome gift.
Over the last few months the team have been running cllr lead social media sessions across the Yorkshire & Humber region. Along the way we have had some great fun, worked hard, and gathered together a wide range of resources, all freely available to you, the elected.
There’s a mixture of advice and guidance from short instructional videos, to real insights directly from some of your cllr peers who use social media on a daily basis.
It can all be found on the CllrSocMed site, but below are links to give you an idea of what the social media world could mean to you.
Councillors and social media …why bother?
Steven Tuck explains …the internet and social media (in 2 minutes)
Some Tips on Twitter: Twitter in Plain English
Cllrs and Twitter: some alternative case studies
Steven Tuck explains …what is a blog? (in 2 minutes)
Blogger.com: How to set up a blog
Blogger.com: Add a new post and insert an image
Cllr Simon Cooke …talks Cllrsocmed
Cllr Tim Cheetham …talks Cllrsocmed
Cllr Mike Jordan …talks Cllrsocmed
That should be plenty for now. We would advise listening to your fellow councillors, it really is about you and them, rather than us!
Oh, and if you feel the urge, please feel free to add yourself to our councillor social media map.
Best of luck to all of you. Here’s to the future!!