Sunday, December 02, 2012
CRUSADER: Speak Up For What's Right without leaving home
HOW TO SET UP A GOOGLE ALERT & GET WILD HORSE NEWS
It can be crazy
keeping up with wild horse news, but you can do it and speak out for what’s
right, from your couch.
How? Use a Google Alert.
I am no techie & I set it up in 2 minutes. Now, I get daily email about wild horses all over the world, and it's totally
Step Two: Fill out the form,
The form asks some questions:
Search Query: Here's where you type in WILD HORSES
Type – I set my alerts for all types of alerts – news,
blogs, books, etc.
How often – Once per day is enough for most people
Volume – This isn't loudness; it means how many responses
you want to see. I choose "Only the best results," otherwise you
often get the same story over and over again.
Step Three: Click the "Create
When you get your Google Alerts, click on a headline, go read the story. If there's a
place to comment, do it.
THIS IS ALL ABOUT PEER PRESSURE. Your opinion influences
other people. They won't know if you're 11 years old or 87d. They
won't know if you're a student or a veterinarian – unless you think those facts
are important to mention.
Here's an easy formula for response I borrowed from friend, Suzanne Morgan Williams:
a) Describe your personal connection to the issue in 2 -3
b) Give 3 facts about the issue – 1 – 3 sentences
c) Tell your reader what action you want him/her to take – 1
That's it! In 3 – 6 sentences, you will have explained why
you want to share the world with wild horses. Save your response as a document & use it over again as sort of a letter-in-waiting.
Here's mine as an example:
As the author of the PHANTOM STALLION book series about
Nevada's wild horses, I've spent much of my adulthood in the West's wild
places. I hear from readers around the world who see the mustangs as the
majority of Americans do: wild horses are a treasure far greater than the
minerals underground. The BLM has sided with big business and big politics,
against the American people. Costly helicopter round-ups cause the death and
dislocation of wild horses and greed rules the range. It's up to you to stop
the round-ups, before the thunder of wild hooves is silenced forever.
Feel free to borrow all except the part
where you say you're me.
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