Part 2; the Obligatory like and social dismay

I don’t have a lot of free time. Who does? I try to spend this time with my family, running, cooking, writing, taking pictures etc. But in the last few months I have found myself forgetting a lot of the above listed items and getting sucked in to social media, liking, posting, commenting, and crunching the numbers I had once hoped to get behind my fan page. And in doing so, I found myself reeling back in to a time where I thought too much about all the STUFFS that didn’t matter. And I found myself feeling empty, and sad for lack of better terms. For those that administer a Facebook fan page you have seen the demise of most pages who refuse to pay to boost their posts. I just can’t bring myself to pay to try and motivate, inspire, and help others get through tough times/depression at this point in my life. Should something so selfless and inspiring come at a cost? Apparently so in FB land…With a page of nearly 9500 followers, I am told less than a dozen see my posts, and even fewer comment, like, or engage. Why? Because I don’t pay…in the land of SOCIAL media, I have found my page to be less than just that…

But I keep it going…I have worked so hard on this silly little page (to some) that reaps me only the benefit of knowing I may touch ONE life every day. And I remember back to a time when I couldn’t wrap my brain around getting through a single day without crying or feeling sad, so if just ONE of my posts makes someone smile, inspires someone to go out for a run, or motivates someone to keep movin’ forward I am satisfied.
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I have also learned that I need to focus my energy where it counts. I have spent too much time worrying about how to get my FB page moving forward, that I myself nearly stopped dead in my tracks.
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So I have embraced half marathon training with my husband. We just finished week 7 of training and I am so proud to say he finished his 7 miler (a PR in distance for him) yesterday.
I have dusted off my camera and starting taking pictures again.
I have been regularly texting/calling my friends and family as best time allows.
I have revisited my goal of writing a cook book and have been working hard and transcribing my creations for compilation someday in the future.
(I did make amazing stuffed portabella mushrooms and a potato/leek mash, but that post will have to follow later).

recipe to follow!
recipe to follow!

Why am I writing this down? Accountability, reassurance, venting, or who knows?

I just know it’s time for more change…time to unplug more, spend time doing things I love more, and always, MOVE FORWARD…more.

7 Comments on “Part 2; the Obligatory like and social dismay

  1. Yeah FB is frustrating for sure. When I see that a whole ONE person was reached, I have to remind myself FB is a business. You have to pay to play. I don’t play. C’est la vie.

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  2. FB makes you pay to play? Not cool. At least your blog is free and you can inspire us through that (plus I’m not on FB)!

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  3. Pete, they changed their algorithims back in April, and the amount of people you are able to reach without paying is severely limited. I will be focusing a lot more energy on my blog. Thanks so very much! 🙂

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  4. Have been on that roller coaster for many years but these days I am enjoying the ride and thankful for each and every ‘ONE’ who reads anything I write etc! Fb surely blessed my life! And balance us an eternal measurement that is skyways taking!

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  5. I feel you. It’s definitely easy to get caught up in this social media nonsense. At some point I found it to be truly discouraging. Going back to basics helps a lot. I feel blessed to have such a supportive community around me and who cares about the rest. I just came across your blog and I am super happy that I did. Can’t wait to hear about your hubby’s progress more! xoxo Olena

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