My Love Hate Relationship
Okay, so let’s talk about my love-hate relationship. That’s right. I actually have a love-hate relationship and it’s with social media. Everyone says you have to put out content, you have to use social media…Instagram, Vero, Snapchat, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, OMG! So many platforms to choose from. I’m not going to lie, at the beginning of becoming an entrepreneur, I said, hey, I know I have the gift of Gab and I am far from being shy. That word of mouth will work for me. Then I moved to a town and area where guess what? It’s like a ghost town. When it comes to events for entrepreneurs, I’m just going to be honest, trying to find an entrepreneurial hub and or events for networking has been passed a needle in a haystack. So, guess what? Guess where I have to go back to social media. In the past weeks you’ve probably have seen me on social media a lot. I have changed my love, hate relationship.
I love social media for the fact that you can connect with friends from far and wide. You can use it for business to grow. I hate social media and I hate to use that word because it’s such a strong word, but I strongly dislike social media for the certain stigmas it puts out in the world; especially for our young people. I feel that all young girls and boys already have so much other things going against them that just adding social media on top of everything, is harmful. That’s why with all my platforms, I try to be as positive as possible because funny thing, some of my daughter’s friends follow me on social media. My daughter has no social media, but some of her friends follow me. I think it’s the cutest thing when they comment on my posts and stuff and I’m like, awwww. But they see me as positive. They see me as a business woman, a mom, her mom! They call me to invite me to the birthday parties too! I find it a great thing because I feel that I’m a positive influence on them and my daughter, you know, I think it’s kind of cool that you got a cool mom. My love-hate relationship with social media growing into unnecessary love and not hate. Being that I’m in an area that there’s not many networking events, I’m not used to my usually in your face interaction. “Hey, my name is Kendra, Nix, here’s my business card. Oh, what do you do?” I don’t get that anymore in this area, so I’m networking behind the scenes on my computer with Facebook groups, Twitter and pinning more on Pinterest. I find social media to be helpful for me. I’m learning more, trying to find new tools to bulk upload. I don’t like doing things one by one to upload. I feel that I’m going to need something more robust to take me to the next level because if I can bulk upload all my Instagram for a month, I’m winning. I don’t want to have to worry about posting, the only thing I want to be concerned about is commenting on my posts. When I get really big, I’ll probably hire a team to help me do that. But for now, it’s your girl being the one woman show. Let’s chat. Tell me what tips and tools you use to make your social media life not be a hate life, but a love life. Let me know.