Thoughts about detoxing from all social media platforms have been circling in my head. Yes, I’ve been thinking about quitting social media, and this time, I might take the plunge and do it. Permanently.
In the past, I occasionally would unplug and take a well-deserved break from the online world. The break had an astounding impact on my life. I felt relaxed, rejuvenated, and not so anxious. It really opened my eyes and made me aware of the feelings and motivations I had using Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc. But because of the nature of my business, I’ve always been pulled right back into it.
I recently came across a talk by Jacqueline (thanks to my lovely business partner, Abigail, for the rec), which reinforced my deepest desire that I need to finally part ways with social media. I had to sit down and think about what would happen if I decided to finally take that step and disconnect from the social media platforms that arent serving me and taking too much of my time.
Questions I asked myself:
- Am I getting any clients from social media?
- Is social media working for me as a business owner?
- Lastly, am I wasting time on daunting tasks when all that energy could be redirected and invested elsewhere?
There’s no denying that social media has become a significant part of modern life. I mean, with apps likes Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, we can stay connected with our loved ones, stay up to date with current affairs and discover inspiring and beautiful people from all over the world.
I spend way too much time on it, to a point where it affects my productivity and creativity. On a monthly basis, thinking about the kind of content I need to put out, strategies to increase reach and engagement, attracting more clients. The list goes on and on. In retrospect, all the time I spent on social media, didn’t reflect on the number of clients I was getting from IG or LinkedIn. Yes, I wasn’t attracting a significant number of clients, garnering attention, or generating revenue from these platforms.
So what now?
I’ve decided to take control and bid farewell to these social media platforms and focus all my energy on creating and curating content that is meaningful and aligned with my values. Now that I own my time, I am going to be working on creating video content for both my Youtube channel (lets me connect with my clients & YOU easily) and blog. I will also be working on building and nurturing my email list.
Here’s the way to stay in touch with me and my work outside the social media paradigm:
Subscribe to my YouTube channel
Here’s to reclaiming our freedom and showing up more confidently.
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