Trying to keep up is fast becoming impossible, but I still want to!
Since I have done two fantastic courses run by Pip Lincolne at Meet Me at Mikes, my world has expanded, in a great and sometimes overwhelming way. I have met so many people and learnt about new blogs and other creatives who inspire me. I am in 5 new Facebook groups with all these new lovely people who post frequently . There are conversations and links and I don’t want to miss anything.
This is leading to a tiny little bit of stress in my world, but sooner or later I need to accept that unless I sit on Facebook the whole time, popping out only to read and comment on other peoples blogs, or write something for mine, or take a cool picture, learn to use an app, or my iPhone better, read the posts in my new blog lovin feed, and all the books on my list,etc. etc. then I can’t keep up.
And, well, I actually also have a life, a husband, teenage daughters, pets, a body which needs to move and hands which want to be creative. I need and want to be present in my life. But this online world has become part of my life too, a part I’m really enjoying.
Arghh , I know I will come up with my own solution to this. It will be about limiting time, accepting that it’s ok to miss out what’s happening, it’s ok to get behind. Teach my girls that I can cope with this self induced onslaught of social media. Trust that the people I am making connections with will understand that even if I don’t hit like, or comment, I do care! (Maybe I just didn’t read today). I’m just trying to get the balance right. It’s a theme for me at the moment.
Thanks to my family and friends for being patient with the new online Emily (aka Emily@squiggleandswirl) and my new tribe for the sharing and the support me xox
p.s I’m not the only one am I? Any tips on time management for Facebook addicts ?