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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 an educator, mum and wife living in beautiful Victoria, Australia. I make learning resources for passionate, but time-poor, teachers in need of a better work-life balance. I'm a voracious reader, love a good curry, and believe life is always better with chocolate.

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.

    1. That’s good advice. I should look at it again when the kids are at school and I’ve got a bit more time to devote to it.

  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. Thanks for stopping by. It is difficult to unplug, isn’t it, in a world where everyone and everything seems to be on social media.

      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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