Not long ago, I had an “impossible” dream to inspire millions of people and save lives of bullied gay youth. I dreamed of creating a huge social network like Pride Worldwide Online. A place where youth could go 24/7 year-round, for support, self-esteem and a sense of belonging.
The first time I tried to create this group, I got five members. Seventeen times, I tried to create this group. Seventeen times, I failed. Seventeen times, I learned something about social media. A great failure is one you learn from. So from all my greatest failures, I discovered Ten Secrets of OUTstanding Success in Social Media.
I kept at my “impossible” goal to inspire millions. People laughed at my dream and said it was crazy… until this past February. Then, they suddenly stopped laughing.
Have you seen facebook group called, “I bet we can find 1,000,000 People who Support Same Sex Marriage”? It attracted over TWO million people in just over two weeks. Guess I should have dreamed bigger when I created it!
If you joined, thank you so much. For over a week, I would come home to find there were 100,000 more members than the day before.
I’m so grateful to everyone who joined and invited friends, who posted photos & videos, joined discussions, joined the admin team, and supported bullied youth. Thanks to the 2.2 million people who joined. Thanks to the 60,00 people who signed the petition. Thanks to the thirteen thousand who signed up for the e-newsletter. Thank you all.
My next dream is to inspire millions and make a difference for youth through a show called OUTstanding Lives, with success stories of people of all sexual orientations. I know it will succeed, because I’ve already tried and failed at it several times. …and I’m learning. So it’s just a matter of time. I’d love your opinions, your support and your success stories for the show. Please visit outstandinglives.org to get involved, or to get free tickets to our on-line show. That’s outstandinglives.org Thanks! You make a difference.