I almost can't remember a time before Facebook (*cough, cough* Friendster and MySpace, although I really feel like the pole dance explosion happened after Facebook became THE social media site). What an amazing tool to help me meet people around the world I never would have had the opportunity to meet in the not so distant past. My very first memories linking pole dance and social media were finding the blogs of Heather Yesko and Jennifer of Pole Skivvies. They both lived on the East Coast, but I "met" my first pole sisters very early after I started my pole adventures in 2009.
Flash forward a few years and I interact on a daily basis with amazing pole dancers all over the world and feel like I know some of them very personally even though I've only met them once (or not at all). Without blogs, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and the myriad of other social media outlets, I know I wouldn't be as in touch with my extended pole family.
|Mina and Nadia|
I'm sure I have posted this many times in the past, but if you are trying to find me on social media sites, here are my links:
(sorry, there are a lot of selfies, bruises and cats...I really can't help myself)
|Cosplay with the beautiful Leen Isabel|
Other important links (for me) are pages I manage on Facebook and would love for people to join if you're interested.
Nor Cal Pole Posse...I try to keep Northern California studios and events posted on this page: https://www.facebook.com/NorCalPolePosse
Twirl for a Cause...our fundraising pole dance page for events around the Bay Area: https://www.facebook.com/TwirlForACause
As most of you know, I post about many topics, not just pole dancing. But I try to tag things appropriately so you don't waste time reading anything you might not be interested in. I feel like without the power of social media behind me, how else could I turn a simple legal secretary into a fiery pole dancing Viking Warrior? Before the invention of Facebook fan pages, where it was suddenly okay to toot your own horn, I may have been committed into an insane asylum for telling people I had a Viking alter ego.
|Miss you, Cupkates Truck!|
|Kate of Pole Etak|
How do YOU feel like social media affects the pole industry? What changes would you make, if any, to how we all interact with each other?
|Nadia n my boobs|