I did something that, in the grand scheme of things means nothing.
But in the world of having used social media for the last 15 years and focusing my businesses to rely on them, it’s a pretty big deal.
I’m Marie Kondo-ing my online presence and platforms and I feel fan-freaking-tastic about it.
I deleted my Youtube account.
I deleted my Facebook account.
I deleted my Facebook business pages.
I deleted every single photo I’ve ever posted on Instagram.
I deleted all story highlight on Instagram.
I guess, as I said, it doesn’t really matter in the grand scheme of things – especially in this current economic and global climate. It was something I felt pulled towards because I was relying too heavily on the outcome that social media was providing my businesses. I knew it was time, that I would feel lighter and freer to push my business and career goals even further, without a social media presence. I no longer rely on social media platforms for my personal and entrepreneurial outcomes. If any social media platform closed today, it would not change my operations.
I’ve been living and working in a photo by photo maze of worth and growth for my entire entrepreneurial career. I was ready for a change and surpass all previous goals.
If I am in a place where I am ready for my author career to flourish and for my words to make waves: how can I keep focussing my attention on posting a photo to (hopefully) grab someone’s attention, and (hopefully) the algorithm gods are aligned, and (hopefully) the photo will not just be liked (and my words will actually be received)?
By streamlining and aligning my business, I can keep things simple and clear. I want you to read my words as an experience, not as content consumption.
A quadruple bonus to all of this? I no longer have 15,000 ways for people to contact me. I have one: my email. Ahh, remember the days of simplicity and only checking your email for correspondence? Yep, I’m right back there and loving it.
The best part is I only come to my devices to write and build my business in one place – my website, nowhere else. No content, no keeping up, no shouting into the ethers. No more being noise, I’m here to make waves.
So what does this mean?
I’m no longer focusing on the C word: content. My writing is not content and I’m not treating like it is anymore. You’ll be able to find all of my writing right here on my website, in my published books, and in my emails to my Wild Readers. I’m going back to the beginning, back to where this all started.
Although the social media purge began as a way to streamline my author career, the ripple effect on my life was been just as valuable. Scrolling is gone, neck and finger pains are gone, my stress in social media responsibilities are gone, and my frustration with social media marketing outcomes are gone. My state of being is grounded in the lightness of letting go of old ways and old patterns.
Clean and simple – in life as well as in work.
So now, you know where to find me.
See you right back here,