My social life is pretty non existent at the moment, both in real life and online. Social Media is a big part of my life. This is a double edged sword. I like that by blogging my brain is kept active. I love going to toddler music groups and soft play, but after six years of doing this, I need something else. This is where my blog comes in. It is my "job" just not a conventional one. One of the things I miss the most about working is my colleagues. There was always someone around to pick you up if you were having a bad day. Now twitter takes that place. I love that a quick tweet and someone is there offering their advice or picking you up with a joke. A lot of people don't realise how social blogging actually is. There is a lot of interaction on posts and across the many social platforms. Indeed there are a lot of social events in London. You just need to live near London or have some childcare arranged to pick the kids up from school.
Life at the moment is pretty hectic. I find it hard enough to keep up with my blog let alone with the rest of social media. It is so easy to waste time on social media too. I click onto Pintrest and an hour later I have a board full of cake ideas that I don't gave the time to make. I get lost in twitter conversations, where I barely know what is being talked about because I have got distracted by something happening in real life. I know that my real life is far more important but I struggle with acknowledging that I can't do more than I already do. For my blog to grow further I need to be more social in social media and I just haven't got the time. I am sure that in a years time when I have more time, I will be wishing my children back home. When I have the time to be social on the social media front, I wonder if I will.
Maybe it's just a case that I need to be more organised with my socialising. Keep an hour aside a week to visit my favourite blogs and others that catch my eye. Limit my time looking at cakes on Pintrest. Only join the linkys where I know I have time to visit the majority of the writers. Next year I will try and get to a couple of blogging events to actually meet more bloggers.
Is it me or do you struggle with keeping social in social media? Do you have any tips on how to manage my time better?