I think it’s time we all started thinking less and just enjoyed social media more. I know I for one have to relax a little myself.
You see, I now have all these Twitter followers; like 700, and I try to impress them all. Some are friends, some are co-workers, some are industry professionals, some are celebrities, some are random other people and I worry about what I tweet.
What if someone doesn’t like it? What if I offend someone? Chances are, no one would even notice. They’ll see my tweet and, if they don’t care, they’ll skim right buy it and get on with their overly busy day.
I know that’s what I do. Like when all those #redwing tweets come in that I don’t care about, I just scroll on by.
(No offense #redwings fans. Your team is cool. Hope they win the Winston Cup. ;))
And then there are blog posts. Remember when we first stared out writing, no one was listening, we had no idea what we were doing and we wrote about anything and everything? Then, next thing you know, boom, 800 subscribers and again, worried about every little thing we post.
Why? Why do we have to be perfect?
Ohh yea, because we are over sensitive and think that everything needs to get better with time. Because that’s what everyone tells us. We need to be more polished, more professional, more original, better, Better, BETTER.
I think it’s time we all took a social media chill pill and remember that people opted to follow us for who we are. No one will like us all the time, or agree with everything we say, and they are free to leave whenever they want.
(Wait, scratch that, don’t stop following or I’ll get depressed that no one likes me anymore.)
I’m just saying, we all need to relax a little and enjoy blogging, twittering or doing other social stuff more. The good ideas and good connections come from just being ourselves, not when we’re trying to be something we’re not.
Very true! It is easy to get sucked into the Social Media rat race “for the numbers”. My goal is to ignore the numbers and enjoy the info and interaction.
BTW, don’t diss the #redwings.
Brilliant post! We all started out doing this stuff because we enjoyed it – then we believed our own hype, and look at us now! Treading on eggshells and jumping at shadows.