“I’m hot, Mom!” my mother and her sisters would say in the humid Indiana farmhouse.
To which, my grandmother would respond, “We’re ALL hot.”
Yesterday I confessed to being worn out by social media. To which you responded, “We’re ALL tired.” Yes. We are, aren’t we?
You can’t keep up.
You feel pressure to do more and be more.
You “miss opportunities” because you decided to take a nap.
You feel pressure to gain readership and make money off of your blog.
Or maybe, you are just sick of Facebook, Twitter and all of your friends posting about their food and vacations.
Social media exhausts you. You don’t want to put it ALL out there; you’d like to keep some back for yourself and your family and you don’t want to get crucified for it.
Any way you slice it, we are all tired.
I hear you. Believe me, I hear you.
On MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 I’m going to set up a link tool in a post for YOU to share your own posts all about all things social media.Write a post on your own blog (or link one you’ve already written) and link it up on Monday.
Here are some questions to get you thinking:
What are we going to do about social media exhaustion? Are we going to shut down our Facebook accounts? Our blogs? Are we going to take fasts from the computer or twitter? Are we going to write mission statements or keep “office hours?”
How do we respond with grace to those people who over share? What does authenticity mean to you? How does authenticity intersect with privacy? Is it okay to be a “private” person in 2012?
How has being present on social media caused you to MISS the real-time life that is happening right now? Have you missed special moments because you were on your phone or computer?
Have you ever “pulled back” from the Internet? What happened?
Answer anything from the above or think up your own question. It’s totally open.
I hope you’ll all come back on Monday to link up!