In Arianna Huffington’s book, Thrive, she talks about the concept of “time famish”: essentially, it’s the sense that you’re starving for time. Not enough quality time with family, not enough waking hours to get everything done at work, and not enough time to enjoy life.
Ever had that feeling? I know that I have. In fact – sometimes in my life, I feel like there’s so much I want to do any try and experience that I feel a real sadness that there simply isn’t time for everything.
Do you ever get the feeling that social media – including blogging – is just one big shouting match where everyone is trying to one-up each other?
I’ve heard a lot of business owners talk about this. It can feel reallllllly frustrating when you feel as though you’re putting out content and content and content and you’re not seeing the “massive returns” that social media supposedly will reap.
So, let’s get really realistic about how to identify whether your blogging and social media efforts are actually making a difference. There are a few key ways to pinpoint if you’re meeting your goals, and sometimes they may be more subtle than you would expect.
If you’re anything like me, you spend a lot of time being afraid of things.
Of course, this fear doesn’t manifest as horror-film-worthy terror, and I (mostly) don’t run down the street screaming, not by a long shot. We’re way more clever than that, me and my fear. We mask it with other, more socially acceptable justifications. For instance…
“Oh, I’m not afraid to go to that party. I’m just tired.”
“Me? Afraid of asking for a raise? Pfft! Naw, the reason I’m not asking for more money is because they have this policy that disqualifies me…”
“Auditions don’t scare me. I’m choosing not to throw my hat in the ring because I’m not the type they want.”
If anything, fear is a master of disguise. And to be completely honest? That pisses me off. And it scared me a little, too (SEE WHAT I MEAN!?).