Nicole Cottrell has undertaken a three-part blog series, 15 ways moms can use social media. Judging from the first part, which went online today, it’s going to have lots of great ideas. Here are a couple of my favorite parts:

Try using your personal Twitter, Facebook, and blog to ask thoughtful questions of your network. Ask about their goals, dreams, hopes for the future and watch as their heartfelt answers roll in. It may even deepen your friendships with them.

Try sharing a verse, proverb, or inspiring quote. Say more than just “Happy Birthday” on Facebook when you see their special day pop up. Be the friend who sends a personal and thoughtful birthday wish. Don’t let technology replace relationship, but allow it to foster greater friendship.

You’ll find the next parts of Nicole’s series on the Scottsdale Moms Blog.