Well after a pretty busy weekend it was quite a relief to get back into the office.
I spent my weekend in Brighton with the girl I used to live with at uni. We filled our time with shopping, eating and generally over-indulging …needless to say my bank balance was looking pretty shabby by the end of the weekend!
It has all been pretty quiet in the office today. Lisa, Faryal and I are in the office and Nicky is off on a mammoth trip to Wales to meet with the new Hospitaller there. This week so far I have been focussing on raising the profile of The Eye Hospital through social media. The members of staff at The Eye Hospital are truly grateful for all the donations they receive from their dedicated supporters. But I hope that the use of social media will help expand this base of loyal supporters and raise awareness of health related issues in this part of the world. So in order to do this I have been maintaining the social media sites as well as building new ones. This has actually been really useful for my own knowledge as I would call myself a born technophobe and this project is forcing me out of obscurity! To disseminate information, I have been using our Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/St-John-of-Jerusalem-Eye-Hospital-Group/241008222591173 and Twitter pages: http://twitter.com/#!/StJohnEyeHosp. I have also been exploring new forms of social media such as Stumbleupon. Probably the best way to describe Stumbleupon is by calling it website bingo. Basically you enter into Stumbleupon your areas of interest and then it randomly churns out websites that you might be interested in. Well after playing a few round of Stumbleupon bingo, I decided that it probably would not be appropriate for our purposes because there is only a small chance someone would ‘stumble upon’ our website. I then re-launched our Tumblr site http://stjohneyehospblog.tumblr.com/ but I am still working on the layout, so I will keep you updated with that. But perhaps the most exciting thing of this week was revamping the Wordpress page. It’s all shiny and new and is definitely worth a look! http://stjohneyehospital.wordpress.com/ From this I have also discovered the use of Gravatar which is a new way to display your contact details http://en.gravatar.com/stjohneyehospital .
Well that’s all the techno goodness for now… I’ll be back next Wednesday for a double helping of the life and times of the St John of Jerusalem Eye Hospital office!