I think it’s fair to say I’m tired of social media. I’m tired all the thousands of words of well-meaning advice I see on a weekly basis about how important it is for writers to engage with readers. How important it is for writers to have online platforms on Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Youtube, whatever and wherever readers hang out. And all the advice on how to do this successfully.
To be sure, there are some great folks I’ve met online but for the most part, I’m tired of it. Tired of the constant “need” to be out there, being visible.
Maybe it’s me. Maybe I just don’t “get” social media well enough to make it work for me. Maybe I don’t want to spend the hours needed to interact with everyone on the various sites.
Maybe I’d rather be writing and creating?
Does that sound as if I’m burned out with social media?
It should. Because I am.
I could give you a ton of reasons but it all comes down to a leaking faucet. You can take hundreds of drips but sooner or later, they wear you down and you have to replace the stupid washers. It’s not one drip but the accumulated sink full of water that finally makes the message clear.
My sink is full.
As of August 15 – I’m taking a full 99 days without social media. I will put my garden newsletter out and I will continue my garden communication work and I will write my butt off.
And we’ll see what happens at the end of that time.
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