If you are anything like me, you might occasionally decide to go off-line from posting from time to time. It can feel daunting to pop back out in the world, especially if you tend to be introverted!
Here are some social media truths that you can turn to if you have sunk into hibernation mode, are naturally introverted, or are feeling like it just isn’t ‘you.’
1. Social media is your friend.
You know those days where you feel crummy and then EVERYTHING seems to go wrong or irritate you? If you are honest with yourself, you can likely admit that it is your mood and perspective derailing your day.
You can turn this around by acting as if everything is trying to support you and give you love. How would your day go if you walked through life imagining that every person you meet, every circumstance you encounter and every opportunity that comes your way is a gift from the universe just for you.
Now, take this attitude and apply it to social media! Social media is an enormous web of people who need to hear your voice, who need to benefit from your light and who want to give you love back.
2. Simplicity is your friend.
Stop agonizing over the content and go back to basics. Think of what it is that you offer that gives others joy. Write about one idea related to this now.
Remember, you don’t have to be every where, mastering every platform. Pick the one or two social media channels that you actually enjoy and focus your energy there! Pinterest for example, is a great place for introverts to explore whereas Facebook may feel too busy. It’s okay to embrace what feels good to you.
3. A plan is your friend.
As in other areas of life, anxiety tends to pop up when we don’t feel we know what we are doing or the rules of the game. Do yourself a favour and make a game plan.
Here’s the fastest way to do this:
- List 8-10 general topics that your ideal client wants to hear about and you want to share about and rotate a post on each of these. Be sure to have fun with them! Topics might be things like this: behind the scenes, tips from a stylist, favourite travel spots, office decorating tips etc.
- Collect 5-10 images on each topic from above and have a folder on your phone with all of these images.
Now you’ve got four friends that are definitely on your side: social media, simplicity, a plan, and me. Plus there are all of the people out there on social media who want to appreciate your gifts, so do yourself a favour and share something!
I’d love it if you could tag me @lisaborinmiller so I can like your post and applaud you too.