The Disney Social Media Moms Celebration was filled with memorable moments. During one of these, a speaker asked if anyone wasn’t on Pinterest. I tentatively raised my hand, but could see nobody else doing the same. Was I the only one who wasn’t yet on Pinterest? Or were the other people just not brave enough to admit it?
The thing is, Pinterest just doesn’t interest me. Neither does Facebook, which I’m also not on. I used to use Google+, but have even scaled that back to the point that I haven’t checked in there in about a month. There are a ton of social media platforms out there, but I’m not on a lot of them. Why? Simple. I just don’t have the time.
I work a day job from 8am to 5pm (approximately). Then, I come home, make dinner, spend some time with the boys and get them to bed. After this, I have about three hours to blog, catch up on social media, read online article/blogs, do some programming, etc. I sometimes use social media during my work day, but I keep that to a minimum. (Mainly, I’ll check in during lunch. Work, of course, always comes first.)
Given my limited "social media time", I feel I have two options. I can use Facebook, Pinterest, Google+, Twitter, etc. However, if I split my time in so many directions, I’ll likely be unable to use any of them effectively. In fact, I’d likely get burned out from trying to keep up with it all and would begin to neglect other responsibilities.
Alternatively, I can ignore many popular social media networks and focus my efforts on the ones that suit me best. In this case: Blogging and Twitter.
My Aloha Friday question for today is: How many social media networks do you use?
Thanks to Kailani at An Island Life for starting this fun for Friday. Please be sure to head over to her blog to say hello and sign the linky there if you are participating.