And that my friends is merely a SAMPLE of my social media. I keep a spreadsheet to remember all my passwords. There are 39 lines on my spreadsheet. And that just ain’t right!
In the past 2 years, I have made a conscious effort to be more social to overcome my introversion. How’s that working out for ya panic attack girl?
I have done it to get my name out there so that when I market a book, I will have well-placed outlets at my disposal. How’s that book writing coming along?
I tried to interact with others more, I just am not into it. My book writing is at a snail’s pace. I waste too much time with social media. I even missed International YarnBombing Day this year! That just ain’t right either! Too many different apps and sites and forums and trolls. The one I like the most is this little bloggity blog site we call
WordPress home. I interact with all kinds of lovely people from fantastic places and we humbly share the things in life that move us.
This week, after a little thought on the subject I read multiple blog posts by people that felt similarly. Why am I working so hard and spending so much time trying to be something I’m not? I’m just not that social, nor am I a marketing mogul. I truly prefer the positive side of life, and yet I’m feeling like a friggin creeper at a train wreck.
I am embarking on the journey to extricate myself from time-wasting social media. Buh-bye Goodreads and Twitter and Bloglovin. So long forums and message boards and Instagram…bring on some silent reflection, bring on more music, bring on the yarn.
I have not given up human interaction completely, just completely honed in on the social media that is worthy of my time and effort. It was a spring cleaning of sorts that is making me feel much better. So if I have connected with you on some of the platforms that I am no longer a part of, please know it’s not you, it’s me.
One blogger captured my thought so completely about being an artist at heart and how being overly social squashes that creativity. And really, if I saw one more Instagrammed plate of salmon filets on a bed of arugula with tangerine-peppercorn-mango salsa I was going to hurl.
So my friends, you will continue to find me here at WordPress. My family, you will still find me on Facebook occasionally. And Lord knows, I lurves me some Pinterest and Ravelry because I never have to talk on those. Most of the others are already gone, and the rest are being phased out as we speak. I am vowing from this day forward to not be seduced by social media, I will merely use it wisely and spend more of my time creating.
Art is life
life is art.