Up until recently I have had a bit of a love/hate relationship with social media. I’m not a complete luddite, and I recognise the need for the firm to have a robust social media strategy, because let’s face it, the internets isn’t going away
The ‘love’ part includes writing this blog. The ‘hate’ part included the perceived huge time suck, and the ease with which I could disappear down rabbit holes.
I’ve finally come to realise that the ‘hate’ part is absolutely on me. If engaging on social media is such a time suck, and I’m disappearing down rabbit holes, is that the fault of social media, or my own lack of discipline? (That’s a rhetorical question BTW).
So, during this year I have made a concerted effort to have a robust, disciplined strategy. Do I still disappear down the odd rabbit hole? Of course I do, nobody’s perfect, but I have managed to rein it in, and largely only do so when I have and WANT to spend the time.
In being more strategic I have made the most wonderful discovery. There is a community of people on Twitter who are writing the most amazing content and sharing it FOR FREE. This is what I am trying to do with my own little blog, to help and inform people to make smart decisions about their money.
These guys take this to another level. Writing not just about finance, but about a whole range of issues which affect, and should be important to, us all. Reading their work has taught me so much, and I hope in the months and years ahead that continuing to do so will help me to become a better writer.