While out trolling the net for blog topics today, I came across this post on Forbes site. It’s about a fellow blogger who started a campaign called The Traveling Red Dress. I can’t write it better, so I am simply going to quote a portion of the article and I will put a link in further down:

“Lawson, best known to many as “The Bloggess,” initiated what has become known as the Traveling Red Dress in 2010 with a blog post about receiving a gorgeous red ball gown made by Sunny Haralson of Rubypearl, and then, in the spirit of “Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants,” passed the dress on to other women around the world who chronicled the dress’s journey.  Her reason behind this was simple – she wanted people to remember that being outrageous can have deep-rooted rewards. She wrote:

 

I want, just once, to wear a bright red, strapless ball gown with no apologies.  I want to be shocking, and vivid and wear a dress as intensely amazing as the person I so want to be.  And the more I thought about it the more I realized how often we deny ourselves that red dress and all the other capricious, ridiculous, overindulgent and silly things that we desperately want but never let ourselves have.”

It tells about how the author of this blog finally opened up about her battles with depression, and the power of what she wrote. How she was able to raise thousands of dollars for her causes, and make an impact on the lives of children in need. Too much of what we hear about in the social media arena is how it can be used to help your business. While I think using social media for business is a great application, I also admire how social media can help change the direction of countries, communities and people’s lives. I love the forum it provides, but also despise the harm it can do if taken to extremes. Social media in all its iterations is here to stay. The fascinating part is watching from the inside as in morphs and evolves…

Are you paying attention?

post inspired by Samuel G.Fletcher / Blogger at social-cindy.com

The ever social Cindy.