I have mixed feelings about Facebook, and social media in general.
I mention Facebook here, because I have not gotten into the habit of using Linkedin (on a regular basis) or Twitter (at all).
On the one hand, I love knowing what my friends are doing.
On the other hand, I’d really prefer sitting down to a cup of coffee with my friends, or at least having a phone conversation.
One the one hand, I love reading status updates (usually).
On the other hand, I never know what to write. I’m a fairly private person and I open up to those I know and love — in person (preferred), on the phone, or even via email. But Facebook — I don’t know.
On the one hand, it’s writing, and I love to communicate in writing.
On the other hand, it’s not really the writing I want to be making time for.
On the one hand, I’m required to use social media to share my Catster articles, and I’m expected (by my publishers) to promote my books in any way possible, including using social media.
On the other hand, it’s a turn off (supposedly) when people only promote.
I’m also aware that sometimes, Facebook gives me a strange feeling of sadness or discontent. I’m not actively looking for opportunities to be sad or discontent! So I pay attention.
Not sure what this all means, but it’s probably why I don’t bare my heart and soul on Facebook. I have a journey enough doing that via my books.
I know it’s supposed to be smart and savvy and the [next, or ongoing,] great thing, but to me it just feels like another thing to do. Being honest here.
Please know that I don’t judge anyone that loves FB and has had great success with it or other social media — more power to you! I’m just reassessing.
You’ll likely still see me on Facebook, but if you’re a friend or follower, and you’ve ever wondered why I don’t “say” more — well perhaps there’s a little insight here.
If you’re a close friend, call or send an email! You’re likely to find out more 🙂
I DO love to share cute cat pics, and don’t plan to stop anytime soon.