The real reason I’m not very active on social media.

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Hello, dear readers! Today I wanted to talk to you about something more personal instead of sharing inspiring content. Real talk is necessary sometimes, too. If you’ve been following me on Twitter, Facebook, Bloglovin, Instagram or Pinterest, you may have noticed that I’m not very consistent at posting and I don’t post as often as I should have. A lot of bloggers are often active on social media, interract with their fans and are happy to be on those platforms. Well, not me. If you have been following Dolls Have Hearts for a while, you know that blogging isn’t the only or main thing in my life. I love writing with all my heart but I still have priorities like graduating from Music high school and a day job. Those priorities need quite a lot of socializing and energy, so when I finally come home after a lonnng day away, I’m exhausted. And, as an introvert, when I’m exhausted, the last thing I want to do is dive in Twitter or Instagram, see what drama everyone’s been interested in right now and how amazing everyone’s lives are.

I know that social media takes huge role in bloggers’ lives but… it really overwhelms me. Even if I’d use social media post scheduler, it still means I have to think about what kind of content to post and it takes time. The fact that I haven’t been consistent with blogging and posting on social media before makes me even more stressed. Although, on a positive note, I’m proud that one month of 2018 has almost passed and I’ve successfuly posted on my blog every single week without failing. Besides – I’ve posted only quality content. No more ranting posts in here like it used to be few years ago. Anyways, back to the topic of social media. Until this time I’ve been trying to stay active on Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook, Bloglovin and Instagram because I thought – than more sites I used, than more new visitors I can bring to my site. Well, not really. The key is posting quality content consistently not only on blog but also on social media sites. For example, if I’d pin 5 pins a week,  pin each day and then disappear for few days, I couldn’t grow my Pinterest following at all. People follow each other for a reason – they expect new and exciting content regularly. You get the point. I have no problem with Pinterest because I find a lot of inspiration there but Facebook and Twitter is kind of tough. If not the blog page on Facebook, the only thing I use it for is keeping in touch with my friends and relatives. That’s it. When it comes to Twitter – I used to be a huge fan of it about 4 – 5 years ago, mainly because of the chance to see what my favorite celebrities like Lady GaGa or Taylor Swift are up to.

So, in general, social media for me is good only in small doses and mainly for entertainment purposes. Except Pinterest. Pinterest is life. However, I deleted my Instagram account because the pressure to keep posting regularly pictures from my life, which does not feel that exciting most of the time, was too overwhelming. And seeing my follower count drop as soon as I couldn’t find time and content to post wasn’t exciting. You have probably heard a lot about uncluttering, removing stuff from your life that doesn’t make you happy. Mostly those videos and blog posts tell you about throwing out old clothes, broken stuff etc which is a great idea. I decided to take this a little further and get rid of social media that doesn’t make me happy and deleted my Instagram. Bloglovin is still debatable, however, Twitter, Pinterest and Facebook will stay. I don’t make a promise to post every day on all of these accounts because I would not be able to keep it. I will stay as active as I can and do my best – that’s all I can say.

I truly appreciate every single person, who takes his or her time in the day to read my blog, like the latest post and comment. It means a lot to be heard. It means a lot to be relatable, helpful and inspiring – that’s the message I will continue spreading. Thank you for being here. My blog wouldn’t be the same without any of you.

 

Love, Porcelain Doll.

12 thoughts on “The real reason I’m not very active on social media.

  1. I’m glad I’m not the only one who gets easily overwhelmed by social media. I love it for business, but everything else that’s pushed in our face is overwhelming. Its like you’re inderectly demanded to feel deeply and respond about every bit of drama posted. But each human has only so much emotional capacity. This is why I was upset that Facebook took away the Groups app. The group’s app allowed me to focus on business growth and connections without being distracted by popular noise. I’m very on and off my personal social media accounts because of this … Pinterest is bae though…

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    • I know, right? Being on Twitter and Instagram is the most exhausting for me. And I love Pinterest, too. 🙂 It’s more my style and I can chose what I want to see 100% . Also – I always leave the site insprired not overwhelmed. 🙂

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  2. Great post, I think a lot of people would relate to this. I know I do. I only do FB, Twitter, and Pinterest. Pinterest is kind of fun and it truly drives most of the traffic so it makes lots of sense.

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    • Thanks, I’m glad you liked it! 🙂 If I had a choice, I’d probably stay only on Pinterest. That’s my favorite one. Twitter is still very overwhelming for me and I don’t feel like tweeting and retweeting every day.

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    • Thank you! 🙂 I know, right? I’ve deactivated my Instagram for a while, I couldn’t stand it anymore. I just don’t feel like my life is exciting enough to post every day and seeing my follower count drop totally made me anxious.

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  3. If you can delegate those tasks out, even with a volunteer, it can help so much! I don’t like being on social media much either (except for Facebook). It’s such a relief to have someone else handle it!

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  4. you know, i have felt the same many times, sometimes it does get all over whelming, constant pictures uploads, engagements, thinking of new ideas and collecting writing material, promoting yourself, is work ! sometimes i get scared .. what if i just leave !!

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    • Yeah – that’s a lot of work. And even more overwhelming, if that’s not the only thing in your life and blogging isn’t your main career. I recently deactivated my Instagram account and have never felt better. No more worries about posting every day and stressing about follower count. Less is more. I’m currently trying to manage Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Bloglovin. Let’s see how that goes. 🙂

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  5. Social media has turned into such a serious topic for some bloggers. I see them look at it in such a detrimental impact on their minds so I can understand why you are staying away. You have to do what is best for you in the long run.

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    • Detrimental impact in what way? 😉 Yeah, I am trying to do what’s best for me but social media seems like the only way to get my blog out there and it is a little disappointing. I can’t just write quality content and expect people to find it just like that.

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