Do you have to remind yourself that everything in life is NOT a blog post? I find myself thinking “is this something to write about?” My friend, Dianne, commented on this when I wrote this recent post.
It is true. All of my life is not for my blog.
Not for Twitter.
And not for Facebook.
I don’t post a lot on either of these social networking sites. Truth be told, social networking isn’t my favorite thing. I think it has a place, I’m just not sure that I have a place at that table.
There are people that are TOTALLY gifted in the social media arena. They can pack a powerful punch in 140 characters or less. Me? I still spell out most things when I send a text on my cell phone. Oh…and I don’t really like to text either. Just so you know.
Those people that are gifted in the area of social media? I have great respect for them! Take Lisa-Jo, Social Media Manager for DaySpring. Or Stefanie Brown, Social Media Manager for The Seed Company. These women ROCK. Big Time! They can do more with 140 characters than I could do with 1040 characters!
The picture I used in this post was taken back in December when I took my niece and sister to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania when they were visiting me from California. The Amish & Mennonite families live a different life than I do. A slower, less hurried lifestyle.
I bet they don’t worry about tweeting on schedule, updating their FB status or using Instagram and Pinterest. And, by the way, I don’t do either of the last two. For one thing, I don’t need another internet site taking up my time. If I got started on Pinterest, I know I would have a REAL problem.
Anyway, I think there is something to be said for a slower paced life. Without constant updating, tweeting and internet connections.
So…all of my life is not a blog post, a status update, nor can it be summarized in 140 characters or less.
Just my random thoughts…what are your thoughts on social media?