Hi. My name is Leanna and I'm a social media addict. I'm constantly checking Twitter, Facebook, Blogger, Pinterest, Instagram, Foursquare, and Goodreads for the latest updates. When I'm out doing something fun, my first thought is "I can't wait to share this on (insert form of social media here)". I find myself whipping out my phone to sneak in a quick tweet or post a new picture to Facebook instead of actually enjoying the moment.
I think part of this stems from blogging...there's a need to constantly generate interesting content in order to build and maintain your following...and part of it stems from my personality. I enjoy sharing the new and exciting things I'm doing with others and honestly, I like the ego boost when people comment on my content saying they enjoy it/think it looks like fun/want to try out a tip I've posted for themselves.
It's gotten to a point though where I need to slow my social media roll. When your friends ask you how many more pictures you're going to tweet of your iced coffee, it's time to admit you have a problem. Or like last night when we were out at trivia at Four Courts...there was a moment when all 8 of us were sitting at the table checking our phones. What's the point of spending time together if that's what you're going to do? I've decided it's time for me to make more of an effort to be present in the moment and not share every little thing on social media the moment it's happening.
I'm guessing this is a dilemma that other bloggers face as well...how do you balance creating content and building your blog/social media presence with your daily routine? How often do you tweet/pin/instagram etc? What is content that you absolute must share the moment it happens and what do you hold off on?