Six years on Facebook and three years on Twitter taught me a valuable lesson: social networking sites are about more than being social and can be the impetus for business, income, and relationships.
I need to reduce my online usage and increase my overall productivity to secure a full-time position in policy and communications. For whatever reason, processes that I hoped would already exist have not transpired. Maybe facebooking and tweeting have nothing to do with it, but they might.
Regardless of the chicken and egg, I owe it to myself to take a much-needed break from Facebook and Twitter.
The big two continue to compete with each other, and they aren’t disappearing anytime soon.
My accounts will remain active. You may see me follow new Twitter users from time to time, and you may see me “like” this page or that. But I won’t be posting updates on either site for the foreseeable future. This may last a week, or a month, or longer. Maybe a year. Who knows. There are numerous ways to connect with me.
I need to separate myself from Facebook and Twitter — because I need to challenge myself I can do it.
My friends and followers on those sites, and you, dear reader, are encouraged to continue reading this blog for multiple articles on social media marketing every week. My blogging frequency will not cease; and nor will my time on LinkedIn or email.
With hundreds of thousands of other social networking sites on the internet, I wonder how many are as beneficial as LinkedIn is to me in terms of professional networking.
I’ve neglected and/or grown ignorant of many of these sites because of the addictive nature of Facebook and Twitter. I anticipate learning about these other sites and sharing my insights with you here on this blog.
Please stick with me as I evolve in social media.
I’ve since returned and said hi.