Blogtober #20: The Social Media Post.

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If you follow me on @frowriter on IG, you may have noticed that my last post was dated November 2019. Yes, you read that right. Almost an entire year has passed since I last posted.

Why, you may ask? If anything, isn’t my blogger “brand” dependent on having an active social media presence? Let’s chat about it.

The “Brand”. You know what, dear reader? I started This Square Peg largely as an online journal. To just keep writing, especially when the loss of my father and the resulting grief in 2005 basically took my identity as a writer and as a creative away. Maintaining a blog helped me to keep this creative mind going, to share this very interesting life of mine, and to keep a sense of writing accountability. The whole branding thing has never really been a thing for me. Yes, I’d love to eventually monetize this space. Because, passive income, right? Your girl is a singleton and has to take care of herself; why not do that on the side via something she loves? But I’m not really racing towards that. Baby steps. For the most part, I consider this space my little corner of the blogosphere and folks are finding me through my words and not necessarily my social media posts. And I’m definitely okay with that right now. (And welcome/bienvenue to my new followers! Yay!)

Social Media Fatigue. I got tired, you guys. Of posting. Of updating. There are tons of articles that discuss social media fatigue and burnout and I reached that point late last year. Personally, last year was a rough one for me. That played a large part in no longer feeling the need to update my social media pages. I didn’t feel like it. Explains why @frowriter fell off the map around November of 2019. The time will come when I feel like posting again, I think. Until then, this has been a welcomed break.

At the end of the day, what brings you contentment and allows a peace of mind trumps anything that doesn’t incur those feelings. Find your happy place, grab a cushion, and enjoy.

Bon Tuesday.

8 thoughts on “Blogtober #20: The Social Media Post.

  1. Omg we share the same sentiments! This part “I consider this space my little corner of the blogosphere and folks are finding me through my words and not necessarily my social media posts.”

  2. I think every blogger / social media poster has it in the back of their mind that it would be wonderful to make eventually make money off their posts. Even if they start off just writing for their selves. But also become stress when going from the focus of writing for fun to writing for an audience. I am sporadic with my posts and it definitely is all about writing out memories for my own enjoyment, but I also hope others would enjoy and be inspired. Sometimes I get focused on that second part and have to remind myself the first part. Even if you don’t post often or to all your social media accounts, it is good to know that you need to be the one enjoying it first, and your audience will still be there and read your happiness in your posts.

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