About 3 months ago, I quit Facebook. I logged off, and I haven't logged back on. One person noticed. One person out of over 1000 "friends". And this person is a friend I hang out with on a regular basis. (@ashpaizia 🏽)
Not having fb has saved me tons of time and energy. It's also, and this is my fav part, made engagement with friends more intentional. I can no longer stalk pictures and comments... I personally reach out to friends to hang out or catch up. I love this.
I think Instagram, if I'm not careful can turn into the same sorta lazy social space. I don't want that. I'm not the sort of person who displays pictures and stories just for a few likes or heart eyes... I'm not even the sort of person who will do that in a large group of people. So why would I do that in front of a group of three thousand people? I love one on one time... that's where I thrive. When I get to watch expressions flit across your face and I get to ask if your heart is happy and if your soul is free (no, not in those exact words, don't worry). And I can share with you things about me that will actually mean something to you. In complete honesty, I'm struggling with how to achieve this one on one connection on this platform. Of how to personally engage... after all, if you're taking the time to "follow" my page and my stories, then I want to be worth it for you. Life is too short otherwise.
I know I'm not alone in this. And that this idea of "true engagement" is not novel. But, I want to hear from you. Your thoughts? If you have or are struggling with engaging on social media. How you've overcome. Or maybe it's not a problem for you. Or maybe I'm thinking way too much about all of this?? feel free to comment or dm... I want to hear from you!! // this series for @psychicbathtub at one of my fav places. - 6 hours ago