I was a month late and a dollar short when I posted my article A Month Without Social Media. I have been researching trends for new ideas and as it turns out, the “No Social Media Challenge” was trending in August. The good news is, the trend rises and falls as time goes on. Therefore, that post will be relevant at some point in time.
Last month, I challenged myself to stay away from social media. I’m happy that it inspired others to reassess their time spent on social platforms. I am leaning towards making this blog replace all of my social media accounts. If you’ve been asking yourself the same question I did, “Do I really need to have an account on all of these platforms?”, I will tell you the answer is no.
Social platforms take time away from other things if you allow them to. I know they’ve held me back from being productive in my own way. My blogging days might have started years ago if social media hadn’t sucked me in. I didn’t even know what blogging was back then.
Looking back at last year and well into this year, I am beginning to see that blogging is making a huge comeback. While not as traditional as it once was, people are getting tired of social media, and wanting to express themselves in their own space. Additionally, they benefit from having their own site because people may see value in their content. Then they can proceed in monetizing the way that the social platforms do.
I enjoy seeing friends and family on Facebook. It’s nice to be able to see what is going on in their lives. Many of them I’d rather be around in person. Sooner or later, I’m going to leave social media behind. And when I do, they can always find me here.
Thank you for reading.