Lately, I’ve felt somewhat overwhelmed by social media. It’s become a focus of mine to check and see if I’ve had any new follows, likes, reblogs etc. This is one reason I didn’t really want to return to social media in the way that I have because it soon takes over. What’s important to me is that I write period. But now I feel almost crippled by the social media feedback and instead of writing five pieces a day, I haven’t been able to write anything. I read on some blog that consistency is one thing you need if you want social media to work for you. Consistency is also important when you’re blogging. How many potential followers have I missed out on because I didn’t blog for a day or three? Probably a few, I would think. How many blogs have you unfollowed because the blog wasn’t updated on a semi-regular basis? Probably a few, right? I am sure that once I’ve gained a loyal audience and I’m connecting with my readers on a regular basis, followers and likes and reblogs will become a lot less important. At that point, you would like to think that even if you don’t blog for a day, your loyal followers won’t care as long as you blog at some point.
Are these issues even important? I don’t know, I suppose if I want to continue gaining an audience, I need to rely on social media to get myself “out there”. But for right now, I hate it. I actually feel quite a bit of contempt for social media and everything it stands for.