Social Media For Businesses in Mayo

First of all, we should address the continued attempts of individuals of getting information sent via email from any of the government departments within Lafayette County Florida. We are not associated with ANY of the governmental offices or officials within the county. We cannot tell you the status of any government contracts, projects, public works, or zoning inquiries. If you have any questions for an official office within the county you will have to go by the office or phone them directly. Most, if not all, do not conduct any inquiries via email. There is only 1 government building in the whole county, besides the post office, and it is located right in the center of town. You cannot miss it.

It looks like this:

Now to get on with your current post. In order to be more proactive in getting new customers/clients for your business today, you will need to create a social media presence. This is in addition to creating a website. The website should be your base while the social media pages can act as “call to action” or a way to keep interests in your business. Yes, it is a pain to keep these things going but they will eventually make a big difference in your future income if you tell people what you do, what you are going to do, what you have on sale as well as any deals or discounts that may get for just coming into your place of business.

Once you have a couple of them set up let us know what they are and we will feature them on our social media accounts. You know, “like”, “share”, “follow”, “retweet” and “repost” your items. We have a Facebook page, Twitter account and Google+ page set up to accompany our website of information. We try to find businesses, clubs, and people who live and work within the county to share and follow on each of them. Once we get more followers within the county we can come up with our own hash tags for each as well as the ones we use so that more people can find your posts quickly. For instance, we would like to start using #LafayetteCoFla, #MayoFlaEvents, #MayoFlaSports, #LafayetteCoFlaSports or something similar to help people find you quickly.

If you look through our pages you will see the social media information for each of the businesses and groups that we have found so far. Click on those links, once you have set your accounts up, and start “liking” and “Following” them. Hopefully, they, in turn, will reciprocate to build up your numbers and get noticed. Of course, if you will contact us with your links we will add them to this website as well as all of our social media pages.

We regularly share, like, etc., posts from Mayo Thriftway, Southern Biscuit Co, Tumbleweeds Barbecue(too bad about them shutting down their mobile restaurant they will be missed), and Lafayette Library. Of course, the only ones we could find on Twitter is the Lafayette High School STEM weather reports and tweets from local musician, Cam Williams. So, if you have a twitter account for your business, church or activities group in the county let us know your user name and we will follow you too.

Now you are asking yourself, what am I suppose to post about every day? The simplest thing would be to take some pictures around your business such as your products, your building, some of your employees working, etc. Then maybe a couple of short videos (less than a minute) of you or your employees stocking the shelves, making your products, providing services to your customers, participating in a charity event or even a short announcement about an upcoming sale. Visual posts generally garner the most responses. You can plot them out on a calendar and in some cases, you can even post them ahead of time using the social media’s scheduled post feature. Facebook has a very nice one.

Then you will need to look at your social media feeds at least once a day to like, follow and share posts, tweets, etc from those who follow you. Before you know it you will have lots of people reading your posts, going over to your website and dropping by your business to buy your products or services.

For our next post, we want to feature a local business in Lafayette County Florida. If you would like your business to have a write-up and be seen by every single person who visits this website and visits our social media pages then get in CONTACT with us with a short summary of your business and email us a couple of pictures. One of you, your building and a couple of the products you offer or services you render. The deadline to be featured is September 15, 2017.

Also if you have any upcoming events you want us to post to the community calendar page please let us know.

Until next time, BE SAFE OUT THERE!

Pioneer Day Wrap-Up

2016pioneerdaycancelledSadly, this year’s Pioneer Day was cancelled due to Hurricane Matthew. Since then the Lafayette Activities Group has created a group page for the vendors who didn’t get a chance to offer their products at this year’s event called the Pioneer Day Market: If you were to be a vendor at this year’s event join the group and feature some of the great products you were going to offer. You might want to join the Lafayette Activities Facebook Group page to receive notifications of upcoming events in Lafayette County Florida area.
Continue reading “Pioneer Day Wrap-Up”

Fall is Almost Here

roranch07022015-1Fall is almost officially here and there will be more special events in and around Lafayette County Florida for us to participate and enjoy. Not the least of which is the upcoming Poker Run sponsored by our very own Suwannee River Rendezvous Campground. We hope you have already signed up to participate in the event as it is for a very worthy cause. And, hopefully the weather will cooperate next weekend. Next month they are hosting their annual Suwannee River Clean Up Party. Check out the Events page for more information:

6th Annual Spring Hoppin’ Poker Run
September 24th 9am
$10 a card
Proceeds go to American Combat Veterans Organization that provides assistants to the local Veterans in need
Continue reading “Fall is Almost Here”

Getting Out This Spring

MayoFL05172015 (33)Getting out this spring with several events happening in and around the Lafayette County Florida area. Naturally, we will be keeping up with the events within the county but every now and then it is nice to know what’s going on in the neighboring counties as well. If you have an upcoming event we hope you will get in touch and let us know. We will list the event on the Community Calendar and if we get enough responses of course we will post another blog article.

March 2016

Three Rivers Library Sponsoring Pot of Gold Event From Now until St. Patrick’s Day

Every time you check out an item @ the Lafayette County Public Library you get to guess how many Gold Coins are in the Jar, and you may win a bag of GOLD…(Hershey Nugget Gold that is:) Now thru March 17, 2016…The winner will be announced on St. Patrick’s Day!!!!
Continue reading “Getting Out This Spring”

Fall Season Getting You Down

MayoFL05172015 (28)Fall season getting you down? Over the last several months we have all been hoping for a little cooler weather, a cessation of the bugs and time from our many chores to have a little fun. Now if only the weather would cool off enjoy for us to enjoy it. We may be inviting the bad weather by asking for cooler temperatures but we really could use it right about now.

The holidays are coming, people are traveling more, visiting their family and just trying to get out more. So, please be careful out there when you on the road. Hopefully, everyone’s harvests have gone well and the fall crops should be getting ready for picking if they haven’t been already. The kids have been enjoying school, we hope, participating in their chosen sports and learning new things. But we all need a little break every now and then. If you were able to attend the Pioneer Festival last month we hope you have a great time, took lots of pictures and are willing to share your experiences. Drop us a line using our Contact Us form.
Continue reading “Fall Season Getting You Down”