There are so many ways to connect with people now through Social Media that it can get a little overwhelming if you try to do everything. I know that I have had to make decisions as to where I want to be and where it isn’t going to be part of my life right now, as I just don’t have the time or energy to be everywhere.
For me, I have decided that I will be on three different social media sites, and I am going to try and limit it to that. I am on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter and I think that can be busy enough if you try and keep up with everything. LinkedIn is the one that I find the easiest to manage because there are the social posting most of the time. Sure, there are the posts about different articles and such, but that is it, so that is easy to handle.
Facebook is something else and that can be a job in itself, and I don’t keep up with everyone on it as I would have to be watching the screen all the time to do that. Facebook is a great way to connect with people, especially friends and relatives, but everyone has to understand that not everyone is on it all the time and not everyone posts everything about their life on it. Facebook for me is something that I use a bit, and I am one of those that doesn’t post everything on it. I have had people complain that they don’t see what we are doing, and part of that is because I don’t want my entire life out for the friends and family to see. Yes, I will post the occasional update about things, but again they are few and far between. I do post in some of the groups that I belong to, but again I don’t post often as it would just take too much of my time to do that. I will sometimes like a post, but again with the amount of stuff that groups can post on a daily basis it can be a challenge to see everything and I just don’t try and do that.
Twitter, now here is one social media platform that can be like a garden hose and trying to keep up with everything that is posted can nearly impossible. On the weekends it doesn’t seem to be quite as bad as during the week, but again it can be a challenge to keep up with just all the posts that come in. I am following 198 different accounts and have 24 follows, so you can see that I am not out there a lot. Sure, it can help you keep updated with what is going on, but you can miss a lot of things as well and that is something that you have to accept when you are part of Twitter or most of the social media platforms.
Recently, I was talking to someone about a group on Facebook that I belong to, and she said that I never post in the group or even comment on other posts. I was a little surprised when she said that because I have posted and commented in the group, so didn’t know what she was talking about. After a few seconds I did let her know that I do post in the group and I like various posts, but considering how many posts there are in the group it is difficult to see everything someone comments on or likes. The other thing that made me laugh is I am not friends on Facebook with this person, so I can like tons of posts, but she isn’t going to be my name as someone that has liked a post.
Yes, I know that I quite often have Facebook and Twitter open on my computer during a business day, and part of that is because I keep an eye on a Facebook and Twitter account which is for work. I want to ensure that people are not posting things that should be posted on those sites. Sure it looks like I spend hours on these two social media platforms, but honestly they may be open but most of the time when are hidden from view, and I am doing the other work that needs to be done, and I check into these sites from time to time to ensure that everything is still good.
I know that there are a lot of other Social Media platforms that I could belong to like Instagram and others, but it can be a challenge to keep up with what I am currently on, so I am not going to add more things to track right now. I understand that there are people that are on most if not all the different social media platforms, but I have no idea how they can keep up with everything and also work and do everything else they do. I know what makes me happy and that is what I am going to stick with and sure if you don’t see me comment or post on a group maybe you have just missed it and that is what social media is like.