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The Unfriending

Social Media and I are not friends. I’ve tried. I’ve visited and kept up with Social Media’s interests and suggested activities we could do together but we just don’t click. Which is a problem. Because everyone else is clicking. On Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat and probably a hundred other avenues that I don’t even know about.

I finally closed my professional Facebook page because I didn’t really know what to share there. Even personally, I recently installed a plugin so that my news feed is replaced with inspiring quotes. It happened after a bitchy reply to a comment I made on my husband’s niece’s photo. I know the woman who made the comment is an oxygen-thief but it was nasty and uncalled for and attacked someone I care about and so it upset me. It rankled in my real life. And why was I letting people like that have access to me and my real life? So goodbye news feed.

I really don’t tweet. I’m a work-from-home/stay-at-home mum. What would I tweet about?

Same with Instagram.

I love Pinterest. It’s an endless supply of beautiful ideas on any topic you can think of so what’s not to love. But professionally, it’s a bit of a dead-end for me.

Last night I said to my husband, ‘I think I need a Social Media Consultant’. To which he replied, ‘don’t you need to produce something first?’. So that pretty much sums that up.

Am I the only one in social media hell? I’m a Gen-Y. Aren’t I meant to be good at this?

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I'm a writer, reader, wife, mother and lover of chocolate. I write fiction for children and young people, as well as quality content for those who want to create meaningful engagement with their audience. You can see samples of my work at wendyallottwrites.com. I also blog at wendyallott.com, providing advice to young fiction writers.

6 thoughts on “The Unfriending

  1. I have to say, I am happy social media wasn’t a thing when I was a young mum.

    But now I use it to my advantage. When you ask what would you post on your Facebook business page, I would say…your blog! It’s just another tool to use to get your posts out to a bigger audience. Same with Instagram.

    But….it’s also not a necessity.

  2. So much respect. It is not easy to “pull the plug”. I see attacks sometimes on Facebook written for everyone to see, and it is so sad.

    I am on Facebook some and more on Twitter, but cherish the times when I take a break from all the Social Media thing. It can be very freeing.

    Thank you for sharing! 🙂

      1. Definitely is so much Social Media around us. I don’t have media on my phone, just a desk top computer that I only access morning and evening. My way of keeping a little bit of sanity! 🙂

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