My Struggle With Social Media

Social media can honestly be such a struggle mainly because it is snippets of your life that you just post online and that is usually the end of that, however it honestly isn’t that simple, and it never is. It is the one place where everything seems to move at 100 miles a minute and trying to keep up can be a ridiculous struggle – even for me. Whether it is work and not being able to update all the time, your health making it difficult (mine happens to be my mental health sometimes) or life just getting in the way, trust me we all feel it and you’re not alone.

Lately because I have been so ridiculously busy I have been forgetting the reason that I use social media in the first place, besides sharing my blog posts it is to connect with people that I love the most and people who inspire me. I have spoken previously about things I genuinely love about the blogging community and how much the community has given to me but sometimes I feel there is a lot of pressure on social media.

This might either sing to your heart or sound utterly silly but there are so many amazing bloggers who run incredible blogs and putting out quality content is important so staying up to date on social media can put a lot of pressure (sometimes good – other times bad) on you to just keep working harder and harder.

Lately I have been loving my blog, I’ve been so inspired, however when it comes to actually updating on social media I have been so behind it is ridiculous. I feel like I have lost my mojo a bit, I’m not speaking to people as much as I used to, I feel like I have let so many people down. If I’m totally honest, it is the worst feeling in the world.

So what am I doing to make my struggle with social media a little more bearable?

I’m trying to connect with people more, be myself, share not only my happy moments, but my struggles too. Let’s be honest not everything is going to be happy and rosy all the time. It’s about balance and I’m trying to find mine.

I’m trying to prioritise talking to people again, getting to know people again, enjoying the reason that social media used to be fun, continue writing, appreciate the amazing opportunities that I am getting, focus on the people in my life and stop putting so much pressure on myself when it comes to social media.

Social media is fun – never forget that.

Try not to forget that the numbers on your social media stats don’t determine your self worth, you’re an incredible person and numbers don’t define you.

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11 Comments

  1. 17/01/2017 / 8:48 pm

    I totally understand where you’re coming from. Social media is really hard work it’s hard keeping up all the time and is actually really difficult to grow, lately I’m in a bit of a funk as I feel like I’m not getting anywhere. Like you the good thing about social media is all the lovely people I’ve met. Xo

  2. 17/01/2017 / 9:48 pm

    I got through phases like this ALL THE TIME. I always find the more I try to force it, the harder it becomes and I ended up dreading it rather than enjoying it. Usually a few days’ break – without letting myself feel guilty! – quickly fixes it and I can’t wait to get back 🙂

    Jodie x
    Alajode.com

  3. 18/01/2017 / 2:14 am

    I totally understand this post. Some days, I even forget to set up my Buffer, but I do make it a point to post something. It’s so hard and you hit the nail right on the head. Never feel guilty. We all will eventually need our space and breaks are not a bad thing. Those who were there before should still be waiting for you to return if they are really for you. Cannot wait to see what else you publish in 2017!!!

  4. 18/01/2017 / 3:00 pm

    Amie! I relate to this post on so many levels! I know social media is fun, but at the same time I get filled with anxiety when trying to interact with others sometimes because i’m so scared I will be rejected!

    I love your blog and social feed! keep up the good work!

  5. 21/01/2017 / 1:22 pm

    I always find that when I’m busy and being productive IRL my social media presence falls a lot but when I’m at home, on my laptop all day I’m constantly updating my feed- I guess it’s finding that balance and checking in regularly to keep everything ticking over so that your presence is still felt! And you’re so right- numbers are just that and you are so much more!

    http://taradaniella.com/

  6. 27/01/2017 / 5:33 pm

    This post is SUCH a good reminder–thank you!!! I have times where I feel like this as well, and I have to remind myself of these things. The point of social media is to authentically express yourself and connect with others–over both good and bad experiences! Thank you for this reminder.

  7. 29/01/2017 / 5:15 pm

    I feel like this so much! I can’t keep up with how much everyone posts on social media, I can’t even keep up if I use a scheduling tool. I haven’t taken part in a twitter chat in moooonths! I’m so busy with real life stuff I’m just getting on with it and slowly trying to get myself back into it 🙂

  8. 03/02/2017 / 3:15 pm

    Social Media definitely takes a lot of time and effort but it is a great way to not only gain exposure but to also make lasting connections.

  9. 13/02/2017 / 1:12 pm

    For me it’s not feeling pressured to keep to a theme or post at a certain time just because someone is telling you to. I’ve noticed my Insta isn’t as fun as it was before so I need to figure out a way to make my content and my personal life stuff gel nicely.

    https://geotheleo.com

  10. 14/05/2017 / 6:04 pm

    I love your blog and I find it so inspiring. I appreciate so much how you talk about your struggles and doubts as well as the good parts. I find it so reassuring, since so often I fall into the trap of comparing myself to other people on social media. It’s sometimes easy to forget that these beautiful, smart and funny bloggers are all human and all have their own difficulties in life.

    I love social media and how it makes it so easy to connect with others anywhere in the world, but it can bring a lot of stress with it as well, so I don’t think there’s anything wrong with taking a step back from it all when you need to. I recently took a break from blogging and social media for a couple of weeks because I was feeling low and struggling to keep up with it all, but now I’m back to it and enjoying it again. I think a break is a good thing now and then!

    Beccah xx
    thehonestolive.com

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      20/05/2017 / 5:52 pm

      Thank you so so much Beccah, honestly that literally means the world to me! I love social media too, but there is so much stress that comes with it too! Always here if you need anything darling! xxxx

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