Sunday, June 17, 2012

Social Media fatigue

Don’t get me wrong…I love social media but lately I feel I am spending too much of my time on it and sometimes lots of what I read need to be ignored, like junk for the as the lady in the image (at Clignancourt Flea Market) I may walk away even if only temporarily.

Blogging requires hours of research, writing, editing and keeping up with other interesting bloggers.

Facebook with hundreds of “virtual” friends requires to scroll their news daily, stop and comment on some, take note of interesting ones.

Twitter, even if faster, for me requires deciphering obscure messages (when worth it).

Pinterest is always fun, great to find stunning images, useful to have them all in one “folder” for future reference.

LinkedIn is good to make connections but again time consuming.

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Tied up and tired!

At the end of the day (when actually I have some time to dedicate to social media) all of the above tasks take my little left energy away.
I may take a break,  it may be just as brief as a week or much longer but I am sure at some point I will return refreshed, renewed and ready to play again.

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Would you wait for me? Have you ever felt the same?

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Anonymous said...

I think that taking a break is a very healthy thing to do. I respect you and other bloggers for the time and effort that it takes to blog on a consistent basis. But I think that blogging should only be done when it is a joy, NOT when it is a burden or an obligation. It is good to take a break from social media, and just "be" sometimes....without having your thoughts and actions dictated by the myriad of things you just read about someone else's life. Just my two cents. =)
Enjoy your time, and take as long as you need. We will be here when you are ready to come back.

Anonymous said...

ALbarosa - I know exactly how you feel - there is so much drivel on social media (FB in particular) Your blog is so elegant and intelligent that it deserves a place - so don't leave us for too long. Cheers, Peg

Anonymous said...

It seems as if you are the 3rd blogger today, that I subscribe to, that is in need of a will be missed, as your blog is an absolute favorite of mine.
But being an artist myself....I understand the urge to vacate once in awhile! Enjoy your time away, but please.............DO come back!

Eileen in Atlanta

mary said...

Hi Albarosa, I have been missing you lately. That said, I am in total agreement regarding social media. I love the blogging as I feel that with my posts I'm adding to the general information being sent out. But Facebook, Pinterest, etc. take up too much of my time when I do need to work my business and be creative and focused in that area. I will miss your break-from-blogging as I love to hear your distinct voice.
Relax, create, enjoy--and come back to us refreshed!!

Dovecote Decor said...

Alba Rosa, I do know how you feel. Its fun to connect with everyone, but if it is not increasing your business, why spend your life on it. I subscribe, so if you just post when you are moved, I'll always read it.

Angela said...

Hi. Nice post. Thanks for sharing.

Jane Kilpatrick Schott said...

I am also on a break after years of posting and reading other bloggers. I am slowly pulling back and glad to find the time to read a good book and take a long swim.
Do enjoy your sabbatical!

peggy braswell said...

So well put! Take a break + I will be right here when you get back.

Carol DeGraeve said...

As you know, there will be many of us missing your regular posts. I have thoroughly enjoyed each one! Hoping you get refreshed and inspired during your break. Thanks for all the inspiration you have given me! Carol

A CRITIC'S EYE said...

Thank you Albarosa for your delightful and beautiful posts. It does take a lot of effort and thought to regularly give us the pleasure of reading them. Do take the time you need and as Peggy said, we will be here when you get back.

Anonymous said...

I totally agree with your stance and have put a clock near my computer to reduce my on-line time. And although I'll miss your blog, I totally agree with your stance. Take time to enjoy the people you meet, the people you love and the activities that bring you joy.
Savor your new-found freedom and time! Barbra

Jeanne-Aelia Desparmet-Hart said...

Yes, it is necessary to take one big step back once in a while. Life does not need to be "connected" 24/7. See you soon.

StagerLinda said...

Thanks for your post. I love to write my blog but had to give up on Facebook, etc. I think, as with anything, you have to focus your energy on what give you the most satisfaction.

hardydanielle said...

I can totally relate to how you are feeling! At the end of the day, i just want to cuddle with my kids, and not worry about what i need to update online! I love media but sometimes i need a break too! Thanks for the post :)

Claudia Juestel said...

I hear you Albarosa! I don't think many people realize how time-consuming it is to prepare a good blog article. Generally it takes hours and hours to research and find the correct images with credits alone.

As for social media outlets, I am amazed by those to post on FB and Twitter multiple times a day.

If there were only more hours in the day! Time may just be our most important commodity yet. Enjoy your time off! :)



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