Are you showing us all of you?
I don’t mean like ALL of you, mostly, what you show us in that 600 x 600-pixel image.
The ones that might be seen on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, etc.
The pictures I see, the events you’re sharing, the pie you’re eating…you can’t sit here and tell me you are that happy all the time?
Being someone who had to:
Overcome cancer - not once but three times
While at the same time suffering from a torn ligament and cyst on their left hip (4 weeks away from hip replacement surgery)
Pivot financially, psychologically, and geographically - circumstances were just not on our side
Be the sole caretaker of one 89-year-old mother
I have not had many “Instagramable” smiley moments to share. Don’t get me wrong, it hasn’t been all doom and gloom. I truly learned who my people are. Those that showed up did so in a HUGE way and because of that, I have gotten more honest with...
Do you define yourself by the number of friends you have or likes you get on social media?
It used to really drive my train. Until I started studying other people’s metrics and saw that even though those that I have been working with have 60k + “followers”, that number had no bearing on how many thumbs up they got or the amount of engagement they received.
When I had that ah-ha, I started looking at my “relationships” on social media in a completely different way.
And just the other day I received even more validation when I got the following DM from a stranger;
“Hey, Susan, I see that we got things in common and thought that would be a good excuse to connect.
I wasn’t sure whether or not you’d appreciate me sending you a friend request or not, so thought I’d leave it in your hands if you felt so inclined, and of course, I would gladly accept.”
I took some to marinate how I felt...
Social media is the bain of my existence.
Do you feel the same way?
I used to like it. It was fun to make new friends, create a community, and find good products.
But lately, I just feel like it’s one big infomercial. Every other post is “sponsored” and the “suggested” follows is annoying. I am specifically talking about Instagram here. I gave up on Facebook a long time ago.
I do go through phases and right now, after a three-month hiatus, I am posting. My strategic graphic designer (she’s awesome) created some new templates for me and it is inspiring my creative side.
In addition, I have a few new digital product launches on the horizon, so I feel sort of obligated.
The other day, I posted about the guru “hard sell” and the amount of engagement I got was off the charts.
It makes me realize that many others are feeling the same way as me about the digital hustle (or what I like to call the “digital con”)...