Within the last month or two, I have started a blog and opened a Twitter account. This is pretty major for me. I own internet companies, I’ve developed websites, I’ve tackled the impossible Google advertising, etc, etc, but…I have somehow managed to avoid the beast of social media. I recently quit my job (I worked for myself) and hired someone else to replace me because I wanted to get AWAY from the computer. AWAY from the isolation of sitting at home ALONE. Since then, I have pursued writing (duh) and becoming a certified Pilates instructor (LOVE Pilates). I also want to pursue selling some of my art online. I have been told to join Facebook, Esty, and Pinterest. Like, I have to, they say. I’ve been told this so many times throughout the years. Where do people find the time for this stuff? I’m too busy living life, spending time with my children, cooking healthy dinners, working, exercising, reading, ya know, all that old school stuff. I’m trying to get away from the computer but they keep sucking me back in (think Godfather, Al Pacino).
I need to find the happy medium. I need to believe that in order for a business to do well or a person to be heard, that they don’t need to be on every social media site. I HAVE to believe this because I do not want to work that hard…in front of a machine…by myself. If I am going to work, I want it to be doing something I love. Don’t get me wrong, I love the internet and I look at my cell phone way too much, but at some point, I have to draw the line and not be peer pressured into every avenue of social media. Let’s be social at lunch. Let’s be social at the gym. Look me in the eye and tell me about your day. I want to LIVE my life. Not spend it in front of a computer trying desperately to rack up numbers. Maybe this is the new way of the world. Maybe this is my version of the little old lady that refuses to use those “blasted cell phones!” Maybe I am stuck in the past. But hey, vintage is always in.