This morning, I’ve read some very sobering things about social media. I’ll link to some interesting articles in the piece I’m posting tomorrow at Glossy News about creators, social media and priorities.
What I can say, here and now, is that I think I’m going to tread lightly on social media from now on. I think I already had at least an inkling about some of the information out there about the drawbacks of social media; both medical and professional.
Both of the latter elements of life, of course, are closely linked.
Anyway, all, I’ve already gained over 2 000 followers on my main Twitter account. So it’s not like I have a mountain to climb on social media anyway; at least compared to an absolute beginner.
Is it time to pare things down a great deal, and focus on bigger things? It’s tempting to think ‘it can’t hurt’ (those words from an article I read today did resonate with me; again, see the links provided in tomorrow’s article on Glossy News).
But can’t hurt doesn’t get! Need to play a smart game, not a long game.
I should consider using automation instead, like Tweetdeck; and make sure I am currently availing of every possible opportunity for automatic posting, e.g. at my Medium account and elsewhere.
Then allow myself a couple of hours of manual (non-automatic) engagement on Twitter a week, as a serious treat.
Hopefully, this ‘serious leisure’ will boost my brand.
Either way, I will be cutting down.