Do you ever get overwhelmed with all the choices that are out there? Everyday, there is something new vying for our attention. I remember when I first started to take notice of ‘social media’ and I was smitten with all the endless possibilities. I could promote myself, here, there and everywhere. I could share my update it on one site, which I have 4 our social media profiles linked to it so that I could expand my reach. When I look back on it all now, it makes me tired. Also, somewhat embarrassed! Is it all really that necessary?
I understand the principles of social media, and I do see the benefits of it, but in some ways, I feel we have lost our way. To me, it doesn’t seem that social. Hear me out. I know there are some incredible online communities/tribes which have formed because of the social media revolution, yet at the same time, I wonder if we are actually more disconnected now then we have ever been?
For years, I had a personal Facebook account, a Twitter account, and a personal blog. On top of this all, I tried for some time other social outlets such as: Tumblr, Blogger, and I don’t even remember all the other ones. My point is, it all seems so complicated to me know. For the past few years while overseeing my personal accounts, I was responsible for some social aspects of the organization I use to work for, along with my local church. Now I am not complaining in any way, I am just saying that in the past few weeks, i have decided to SIMPLIFY. I am no longer with BC Teen Challenge, instead I have jump all in with my local church, believing God for some incredible things. It has been an incredible few weeks, but I am at peace.
So, what I have decided to do with this blog and with other social components such as Twitter & Facebook, is to integrate them all. My personal blog will morph in the church blog as this is now my full time focus and I believe for the very first time I have an understanding of what this blog will represent. Also, I have cancelled out our church twitter account and combined my personal one with the church’s Twitter account. I now focus only on the church’s Facebook page, building and developing the reach potential with Facebook.
I know I have said a lot in the post, but I hope you hear my heart in all of this. Social Media isn’t bad and it definitely isn’t going anywhere, but for me, I know I need to SIMPLIFY. What about you?