Looking at this -you may be thinking -what a loser. How can you even precede to be successful in the blogging world without adequate social media sites? I know. I can’t tell you how many times I have made accounts and deleted them on the same day as I couldn’t get my head around it. Blogging is super comfortable to me – it’s my end of the day feeling odd, pick up the laptop to write about whatever takes my fancy. It’s intimate and social media is not. It sounds so weird writing this but it’s the truth.
Before I begin – I must say, it’s my personal choice. I have the utmost appreciation for the bloggers who choose to use social media for their blogs because it takes a lot of energy to maintain the pages. It is hard work! For today’s post, I want to share why I don’t promote my blogs on social media sites.
Whenever something is close to me – I automatically distance myself from it because it adds too much pressure. My anxiety-prone brain cannot deal with too much attachment. Social media as it is makes me feel so overwhelmed. I don’t want to share my space on those overly opinionated sites. Frankly, it scares me.
DON’T USE SOCIAL MEDIA REGULARLY
I can’t remember the last time I have posted something personal on my accounts. I have Twitter to stalk world leaders, join in discussion on democracy, showering my love on all things Meghan – I don’t think my blog just quite fits the bill for that. Sometimes in the early hours of the morning – I think to myself I could have had a blog about politics, how did I end up with a lifestyle blog. I think watching too much Zoella did that to me. No (JK) -I love reading lifestyle blogs, they are my fave types to read. I do appreciate the little place I have created here on Small Moments of Wonder.
I could have just summed up the post with: I don’t like social media. But I wanted to be eloquent in explaining exactly why. I try my best to avoid using social media as much as possible – it creates this false illusion for reality and consuming too much of it -you start believing in this illusion.
This may be the main reason why I am so relucted to use social media for anything personal and blog related. I don’t have any thinking process other than overthinking and when you add social media to the mix – I my head space goes from 0 to 100 in seconds. I would scrutinies my page, redoing everything, checking notifications every hour or so. It’s a lot. I become addicted to it, obsessed with pursuing perfection. It’s only recently I stopped doing that for my blog – I don’t want invite this behaviour back into my life.
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I don’t want to come across as bashing social media because it’s not all bad. There are always positives and negatives to everything. I do enjoy occasionally scrolling through Instagram, fall in love with those aesthetically pleasing pictures, droll at the food videos – a great space if only enjoyed from a distance. For my mental health, I try to minimise the usage so that I can gift myself with much needed raw reality. And it’s okay to do that. The point of this post is – don’t feel guilty if you are not using those sites to promote your blog. Don’t feel guilty if you are using it to promote your blog. It’s all about deciding what works for you. For now, not using social media to promote my blogs is good enough for me.
You do you.
I hope you have enjoyed reading this. Do you use social media to promote your blog – tell me all about it.