Blogging, Twittering, Facebooking, And REALITY!

by Kathy Sykes on November 12, 2009 · 1 comment

How did I go from creating a personal blog to constantly being on Twitter and Facebook?

Being a “new” blogger and visiting other blogs that I like, I did notice that those blog creators were using other social media venues to broaden their readership and reach different audiences. What an ingenious idea. Who knew you could link your blog to Twitter and Facebook?!  Who knew that you could create a Facebook fanpage where your blog readers can go for additional information about you?!

Also, who knew how much additional work it was going to be??!!!

I am in constant awe of these bloggers who have a full-time job, are wives and mothers, and keep up with more than one blog, Twitter, Facebook and even create You Tube videos. I KNOW they have more than 24 hours in their day. THEY HAVE TO!!!

Okay, yes I have been trying to keep up with the three social media networks that I am a part of and I must say that my eyes are crossing. There has to be a way to distinguish who gets what information and is it really relevant to all of my audiences. The answer is YES!

I have decided, within myself, that something has got to give. In order for ME to participate in all of those networks and do a “decent” job at it has really taken away time from my family and FOR ME, I can’t sweat the small stuff.

YES, I want to be involved with the community that I have become a part of in the social network of Twitter and YES,I want to stay connected with the friends that I have known for years on Facebook and YES, I want to express my life and opinions on my blog to new friends and readers.  But NO this cannot become my reality. I need to K.I.S.S (keep it simple,stupid!) and continue to live a “real” life outside of the internet.

I am not knocking those who are pros and can multitask thier online and off-line life…more power to you! Am I going to quit blogging, twittering, and facebooking all together? HEAVENS NO! Again, being a new blogger, I have to learn where my life balance begins and ends. I have to identify what my community needs/wants from me on Twitter and how it is different from my family and friends on Facebook. 

AND continue to express myself on my personal blog and let the rest flow as it may.

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Nanette Hartley November 13, 2009 at 1:19 am

I certainly feel you on this subject. Trying to balance it all takes work. Let me know when you figure out the secret, we can make money by writing a book on “Balancing the Big 3- Blogging, Tweeter, and Facebook” The guide for Social Networking Junkies”

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