So, I'm out! I've officially deleted my business facebook page, my twitter account, and my pinterest page. In addition, I've removed links to my flickr account (which I've been using pretty much just for photo hosting for A Little Etsy Love lately anyway) and my contact button. Even more, I've decided to stop accepting button swapping and blog sponsors. I'll let my current ads run of course, but will not be accepting new ones or renewing these when they run out.
Sound a bit extreme? Maybe. But it's time to make some major changes in my life, work, and schedule. This cutback in blogging has motivated me to really sort out what is effective vs. ineffective for me, what I enjoy from what is dragging me down, and kick those things out of my daily routines.
Will I reach any level of success without social media? The answer is I don't care. I know of at least one artist who is making a pretty decent living off of her art through only personal contacts, craft shows, and her etsy shop (Edi of Memories for Life Scrapbooks ), so I know it can be done "the low-tech way." But for me, that's besides the point. I enjoy blogging. So I just want to write when I have something to say & connect with those who's blogs I genuinely enjoy reading. I also enjoy sewing, designing, and making art. I have that luxury. So then why am I filling my day with all of these other tasks that are meaningless to me personally and not even bringing my shop that many views?? No more I say!
Question- What do you have to say about social media?