Posted by: Ann Corcoran | April 5, 2013

MDCAN to hold social media workshop April 27th; find a focus for your work

If you are feeling like you are being left in the dust and everyone is blogging and tweeting, this is your chance to catch up with new social media.  MDCAN is hosting a hands-on workshop later this month in Frederick, MD.

Here is what the MDCAN facebook page says about the event:

Now more than ever it is important for conservative activists to learn how to use the new media to get our message out. Do you want to join the online conversation but aren’t sure exactly how to do it?

Join us on April 27, 2013 at 2:00pm for a Social Media Workshop with The Leadership Institute. In this 3 hour session you will learn how to set up and publish your own blog and you’ll learn how to get started with Twitter. You’ll also meet people with whom you can begin building your online network of followers.

Bring your own laptop, tablet, or smartphone and make it a hands on experience.

The workshop will be held at Jekyll & Hyde tavern in Frederick so come early for lunch or stay for dinner and drinks afterward to put the “social” in social media. (Meals and drinks are not included in the ticket price.)

Ticket Price: $30

As soon as there is a link posted at the MDCAN website to register (and if you aren’t on facebook), I’ll post an update here.

*Update!* The registration information is now at the MDCAN website, here.  And, if you prefer to send a check instead of registering on-line, please make it payable to MDCAN (mail to:  MDCAN, P.O. Box 111, Keedysville, MD 21756).

Let me make a suggestion! 

Write a blog!   It isn’t that hard.  Just being up on the news, passing it all around to your friends (whose in-boxes are already too full) on e-mail might make you feel better, but it accomplishes little—it’s not enough to be a news junky.  I know I’m a news junky too and it makes me feel good to be on top of what is going on in twenty different areas every day, but it doesn’t advance our mission.

And, when I say write a blog, I mean a blog specific to a certain topic—BECOME THE EXPERT ON SOMETHING!   Don’t be the gadfly running your mouth on myriad subjects all week or all month.  Put your nose to the grindstone and research something.  There are no real investigative reporters left, so you have to be that person.

Pick a topic:  Maryland wasteful spending, Medicare fraud, your local county or city government, gay marriage, the MDGOP, gun owner rights, watch a politician—write a whole blog on just that person!, food stamp fraud, follow some Leftwing news outfit every day and expose what they do.   I could go on and on, you get the idea!

You will be amazed that when you have something new to offer the public, you will get readers outside your little circle of like-minded friends (LOL! you will make some enemies on the other side too and that is always fun!) and you may in the end help bring about the change needed to get us back on track as a Nation.

Stop the gnashing of teeth, get to work, and focus (day in and day out!) on one thing during the time you have carved out in an otherwise busy life.

Not to belabor the point, but if writing is not your strong suit pick something else—work on just one bill in Annapolis, set up a grassroots organization, work on one candidate’s campaign, but focus on one goal at a time, and stop acting like chickens with heads cut off flitting from issue to issue and crying ‘woe is us, woe is us!’ (I know that doesn’t work with the image of a chicken with no head, but you get my drift!)


  1. […] Remember the other day, I said each of us should focus on something. Well, someone needs to write a blog exclusively on Norquist, maybe call it Norquist Watch or […]

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