Hey Inquisitive writers! So not too long ago, I read this post by The Original Phoenix, and she talked about why she left Twitter. At first I didn’t understand – I don’t know people who would delete a social media account. But then I understood why.
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She talked about how Twitter was filled with drama – and how you can’t avoid it for long. She said how it wasn’t good for her health, also.
I think you lovelies can guess what happened in the middle. My outlook on life became far more cynical than I wanted, and I began to struggle with introspection. You know all those studies about how technology pulls you out of yourself? That was happening to me. I was meditating, but I wasn’t in touch with my spirit. I was sitting with myself, but I felt alone.
And I was looking at how I was using social media for my blog. I only use Pinterest (other than WordPress, the actual blog platform!) to promote my blog, but I also had it before my blog, so I use it for other Pinterest-y stuff as well. And I never will use other social media for my blog, and here’s why.
1: It stresses you out
Yes, you have Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest, Bloglovin’, and maybe even more social media for your blog. How can that not stress you out? Having to update constantly for your followers can be difficult, and hard to manage, especially on a tight schedule. You’ll want to grow each platform, which will be more difficult than focusing on just one or two at once.
2: It probably won’t help your blog that much, anyways
I know what you’re thinking. The more social medias you have, the more chance that you’ll be popular? Well, as I said in #1, you’ll want to grow each platform, even if it’s a lot of work. The key to sharing and promoting your blog on social media is to put it where you’re more “popular”.
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So why spend extra time putting your blog on those other social medias, if you don’t necessarily have much traffic? I’m not saying that you should immediately give up on those, but maybe you should focus on those platforms where you thrive more easily. It’s also true that success on social media doesn’t come easily. You have to work hard to get those followers ,too. It’s not a piece of cake (dang it now I want cake)
3: It’s unhealthy
If you have your blog, and your other 5 or 6 social media networks. You would probably spend a lot of time on the internet, right? Well, not too long ago, I was spending a bit too much time on the internet for a span of about 2 weeks. I started going to sleep about 2-3 hours after when I normally would. I was wondering why this was happening to me. But then I stopped using social media for about a couple of days, and my sleep improved. Plus, it’s just not that good in general to stare at a screen all the time, and having many social networks increases that chance. And I only use WordPress and Pinterest! I wouldn’t imagine what would happen if I had multiple networks.
I mean, unless you are a business or a serious, committed, professional blogger, it’s just my opinion that having too many social medias may not be the best option.
Are you convinced now? Do you have multiple social media platforms? What is your experience?
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