My digital decluttering test comes to an end on April 30th, but I decided to go ahead and let you know what I learned. I did the social media digital decluttering experiment to discover which platform I needed to use.
Digital Decluttering of Social Media (what I did)
I was supposed to stay off social sites entirely, but I didn’t do that. Instead, I shared my articles on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google Plus (few times).
I didn’t engage like I usually do, I automatically posted on the platforms after hitting the WordPress publish button.
A few weeks into the challenge, I realized that I needed to delete the YouTube channel connected to this site.
I didn’t share anything on Instagram because I know it is not the platform for me to use at this time.
I also started using wordpress.com to connect with other bloggers.
Although I did not spend a lot of time, reading and commenting on other blogs, I will do more in the future.
Here’s What I Learned
The purpose of the digital decluttering challenge is to learn which social media platform I need to use.
These are the platforms I will continue using: Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
Google Analytics shows that Facebook is the top social referral of traffic to my site.
Here are the reasons why I will continue using the platforms above:
- Engagement: I got some engagement play, even though I was not present. Participation indicates that there are people interested in my content.
- Messages: One of my fellow blogger friends noticed that I was missing in action and so he left a comment on a Facebook post. I told the blogger what I was doing. Also, with some retweets I received, the person doing the retweeting added a comment.
- Audience: I have an audience on the Facebook, Twitter, and even LinkedIn. Initially, I was not active on LinkedIn, but after the decluttering experiment, I will be more active. Knowing where my audience is, helps me make the best use of my time.
I did the social decluttering because I wanted to know which social networking site I needed to use.
Now that I know where my audience is, I feel at ease because I can share content knowing that someone is interested.
The best thing about this is that I don’t feel like I am wasting my time.
Note to self: Making real and meaningful connections is what it’s all about.
Until next time.
Take care of you.