posted on Dec, 19 2018 @ 04:02 PM
I used to think that I needed social media to be successful. I thought I needed it for advertising and branding myself, so that people knew of
my business and knew who I was. Then, after years of headache and privacy issues I finally said enough is enough. I took the plunge and pulled the
plug on all of my social media. I haven't noticed any loss of business. I went back to the old school way of just phone calls, e-mails, and meetings
in person. I ordered a few different business card designs. I'd give cheap ones out for casual customers and to leave at other places of business, and
I had nicer ones for more serious customers.
I don't even have a website anymore. A majority of my advertising is through word of mouth. I've had people e-mail or call me from the other side of
the country and even in other countries. So, I don't think I need to credit social media for anything, nor do I think I will ever go back to any of
It's of my opinion that people really would be happier if they avoided social media altogether. There's a trend going on where I am currently located
and it's only gaining in popularity. I meet more and more people all the time who have chosen to forgo social media. I even meet younger people who
are in their teens and young adults who are disgusted with the way people perceive and portray themselves on social media. Those very people who don't
utilize social media tend to be happier and more involved with those around them. That's awesome to me.
I know of way too many people who will waste hours of every day recorded themselves doing completely ridiculous things, talking about nothing
significant, or just sitting around playing with their phones while having the camera on.
The craziest thing of all to me is that there are people who will actually waste just as much time watching these people waste time.