Today, I do not want to hear about, learn about or think about updates or improvements to yet another “social media” tool or platform. (And yes, I know many of you don’t call them “tools”, but I’m feeling particularly snarky about them today, so that’s what I’m gonna’ call them)
If I hear one more thing about Edgerank or Facebook promoted posts or Instagram’s rival or the newest-best-shiniest-fabyooloso “thing”, I’m really going to lose it.
Now, you might say it’s hypocritical to be calling out “social media tools” while using social media, but quite frankly Scarlett…
Perhaps it’s my age. Maybe it’s my state of mind. I think it might be because I’m a Renaissance woman living in a digital age. Whatever the reason, the unrelenting race to the top is giving me possibilities paralysis. With so many options with so little shelf life , it might not be built-in obsolescence, but what’s here today will assuredly be obsolete tomorrow.
I’m no Luddite.
I’m in favour of a Kaizen approach to things.
BUT, in the mad frenzied rush to compete: to one-up, to do it fasterbetterlongerstronger, are we losing something along the way?
Or maybe it’s just me.
I need to step away from the relentless pursuit of learning on the “technical” side, and harken back to what stirs my soul and moves me.
Writing longhand on ruled paper.
Reading posts that aren’t solely about the newest widget.
It’s all part of the change that I, and this site, will be undergoing, I guess.
Sometimes it’s best to simply return home. Stick to your knitting. Remember what fuels your soul, and what people find most valuable, endearing and captivating about you. To stop worrying about “catching up”, because just when you think you’ve mastered one tip, trick or tool, the whole dam thing changes.
As many would say, it’s up to me to change the channel. If I’m feeling vexed or overwhelmed by it all, it’s up to me to change that. And you’re right.
Or maybe I’m just having a Falcon Lake kind of day.