It’s been a month since I published an article, but now I am back. I needed some time to focus.
During my time away from writing blog posts and being active on social media, I discovered a few things about myself.
I learned that I need to let go of a few things and start doing more of what I enjoy doing the most. One of the reasons, I stepped away is because of a fellow blogger/friend.
My blogger friend has not been active online for a few months. I decided to send her a message, and I learned that she had been sick.
She told me that she needed time to focus on her health and wellness. If I had never reached out to her, I would have never known that she was sick.
Shortly after learning about my blogger/friend, I decided to stop putting unnecessary stress on myself to share content and have a presence on social media.
What’s the purpose and what am I accomplishing on social media platforms?
Answer. I see no purpose, and I am not accomplishing anything.
Four Things I am Letting Go
Letting go of things that no longer serve us gives us a sense of control, and it makes room for growth. After taking a few weeks off from posting on social media, I realized that there are some things I need to let go.
I am giving up the following:
1. consistent postings on social media. The social media experts say be consistent. I am tired of putting time and energy into creating content to post on social media sites. I will post when I have something to say.
2. creating content for social media. I won’t spend time creating content for social media and scheduling posts. Those days are gone. When I share on social media, you’ll know that I am actually on the platform.
3. looking at the numbers. Numbers can make or break you. The number of followers, likes, and shares mean a lot, but what do they truly say about you.
I won’t focus on the numbers. Instead, I’ll focus more on engagement.
4. being a friendly online person. I’ve been told by fellow bloggers that I am one of the most helpful people they have met online. I don’t mind helping others and being nice, but from what I have learned, some people have ulterior motives.
Sidenote: I won’t stop being who I am, but I will not go out of my way to be that friendly online person (on social media) that I am known for being.
I am letting go of a few things, but I’ll be doing more of what I enjoy doing the most:
I’m not leaving social media, just spending less time on the social media sites and doing more of what I love.
Sometimes, we have to let go of those things that no longer serve us so that we can do what we know we were meant to do.
Letting go helps nourish your mind, body, spirit, and soul and it draws out creativity you never knew you possessed.
Until next time.
P.S. From time to time, I’ll write about different topics, because after all, I am a blogger and I love writing. 🙂
Discussion: Is there something you need to let go? Do share.