2009: No excuses or a 12 Step Plan

I’ve been working on a post for awhile about how hard it was for me to get my social media life into a routine amidst transitioning between an internship, a waitressing job, and finally a “real” job since graduating in May. 

Mainly, I was trying to write about how I haven’t been able to get myself into the swing of blogging regularly and how I was so overwhelmed with social media (despite the fact that I’m now a social media strategist and love my job). 

But I’ve said it already, and so have other people: Social Media can be overwhelming.

Overwhelming, but not crippling, to say the least, but I’m ready to find my rhythm. 

 So, here it is 2009.
All good things come with time, and a habit doesn’t develop overnight.

  • I’m going to choose to embrace my social media avenues as they come.
  • I’ll make an effort, but I’m not going to loose sleep over a forgotten post.
  • I will not feel guilty for not being on top of the latest twitter buzz within 30 seconds of its occurrence. 

No excuses or a 12 step plan.
I’m taking a nod from Nike and I’m going to, “just do it.”

Cheers to 2009!

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4 thoughts on “2009: No excuses or a 12 Step Plan”

  1. I can relate to that, I just started my website and being on top of the social media stuff can be overwhelming. For me it’s just trial and error, seeing what works and doesn’t it’s always morphing. Speaking of Nike, here’s a dope commercial MJ did…it’s my motivator when I need that push. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=woOu_4l3lio

  2. Meghan,

    You know I am always talking about this! Social media can be all consuming, especially when we are doing it for both work and personal development. I think you have the right attitude. I think it is a compromise with yourself what you want from your social media relationships vs. the relationships with your immediate surroundings.

    Happy 2009!
    Carla

  3. I don’t think anyone expects you to be the be all end all social media know it all. I’d say just share what you can – share your knowledge, listen to others and respond when you can. Especially with twitter, you can sign on, respond some read other things and then go back to your normal life. Blogging & twitter and all the other social media stuff can be fun and doesn’t have to be stressful. At least that’s my opinion.

  4. @Mike- Awesome video- added it to my favorites on YouTube! Trial and Error is a necessairy method, you’re right. I think my problem is that I want things to be perfect the first time. Thank you for reminding me that it’s OK to try multiple time 🙂

    @Carla- Thank you for your perspective and encouragement, always!

    @Elysa- You’re right, it shouldn’t be stressful! I want to focus more on the fun part of it. Thank you for the reminder 🙂

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