Clearly, I love blogging. It’s a way to tell my stories, get my opinions out (coming later this week), and record our family history. This blog is a part of me now, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
I also love Facebook, most of the time. It’s a great place to connect with friends who are local that I don’t see often enough, family that I love, and friends who are scattered far and wide. Also, as a stay-at-home mom, it’s a nice connection to the outside world that is free of CandyLand, goldfish crackers, and packing lunches. Facebook is also a great way to help me promote my etsy shop (BTW, there’s a great sale going on there right now!).
I puffy heart love Pinterest. It’s just amazing and helpful and I love it. End of story.
However, there are times when it’s all just too much, right?
I know I’m not the only one who feels that way. That’s why I don’t post here on a regular schedule; that just doesn’t work for me, because sometimes, I want to step away and not think about writing. I want it to be fun and engaging, and not feel like a job. So, for those of you who like predictable writing, I think you’ve gathered that I’m not one of those people. Sorry.
People are sometimes shocked to hear that I block people on Facebook. I really do that for my own sanity. When I find myself constantly frustrated with someone’s status updates, I unsubscribe, not unfriend. Because I may go back and check out what’s going on with them later, when it’s not just popping up in my newsfeed. I have to do that to be able to stay on Facebook, and I don’t think I’m a horrible person for it.
And, occasionally, I have to remove blogs from my Google Reader, either because they are no longer interesting to me or because they’ve said something that raises my blood pressure too many times, and I really don’t need that. While I can handle controversy or a post making me think, I don’t need to continue to read something that repeatedly makes me annoyed or mad, right?
I’ve stepped away from Pinterest for
hours days and weeks at a time, because that’s healthy 🙂 and because I just didn’t have time for it. When I do have time, it’s such a fun, relaxing way to unwind for me.
So that’s how I handle social media. I guess my point is that should be fun, it can be challenging and thoughtful and helping me grow, but it should not irritate me.