And I’ve been getting dizzy because so many of them seem to emphasize social media – you know, Twitter, FaceBook, Linkedin, MySpace, Instant Messaging, Stumble… oh, and email of course, where all this started.
I’ve had the feeling that I would not only have to give up my clients but the rest of my life if I were to try even half of what’s suggested.
Carson and Naomi Return Me To Breathing
Thank God for some sanity.
Part of my strategy has been commenting on other blogs. One of them is Carson Brackney. He’s so, well sane. Yesterday he cleared up some search engine stuff for me, today he’s got: Anti-Social Social Networking. Feeling overwhelmed by it all I was delighted with the title. Although I didn’t understand everything he said I sure like the idea of not doing the usual thing. He also admits there that his social media is a mess – like mine! Carson also pointed to Naomi Dunford and her IttyBiz.
Yes! Naomi is one of those wonderful, mad people who refuse to take things too seriously – she’s blogged You Are Not A Bad Person And You’re Not Doing It Wrong. I started breathing again. Carson also pointed to her How We Killed Social Media.
In the first Naomi works the numbers and shows you, and me, we simply can’t pretend to keep up with it all, even if we started all over again. She gives some examples of how others are attempting to handle it all and I don’t want to work or live that way either.
The second? She tells us how it happened if you’re curious.
What Was It I Wanted To Do?
All I wanted to do when I started this blog was share what I know about freelance writing, self-publishing, blogging and the like and make a bit of money doing it.
That and work with some clients and play with my grandkids and walk along the beach.
You know what, I’m going to continue doing 10 or 15 minutes of traffic building a day, delete most of the emails and get on with my life.
How about you?
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