I recently took a break from Social Media.
I needed too!
I found that I had become focused on numbers, focused on stats and followers. So, from the second week in December until the first week in January, my presence on Social Media was scant indeed. No blog post’s, no tweets, no Facebook comments.
Man, I needed that break.
I’ve come back refreshed, full of vim and vigor, although with a slightly different focus. Social Media is time consuming and unless your a fantasist, anarchist or a surrealist billionaire, then most of us are time poor. Somewhere along the track I lost my direction and forgot the reason I was using Social Media for; and that was of course to showcase my writing.
With a self enforced break from Social Media my eyes are now wide open, my vision is clear – for all the hours spent trying to build my online presence – I could have been writing. Simple as!
It is such a conundrum is it not? In order to flog your product you need an online presence, but building presence takes up time that you could been developing product. Oh dear – what a jolly kerfuffle!
So, in conclusion, I have decided to pare back my twitter activity and invest this time much more wisely.
I have attached a link below to an article which helped me come to this decision.
Please let me know what you think and how you manage the conflict between writing and marketing. Any tips would be appreciated.
Kia Ora Roly