Hello + welcome to this tiny space on the internet! I created this blog (+ changed the name twice since) 14 years ago as a creative outlet from my career in the emergency room as a PA. After spending the past 7 (or so) years on social media outlets, I have decided to delete all of the ones associated with this blog and get back to the heart of blogging.
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Episode 51: Social Media – The Turning Point
On my first solo episode last week, I spoke about the beginning years of my blog and how it was such a great outlet for me to be creative. I also spoke about the turning point, where things started to shift for both myself and the people that were consuming social media content. This became even more apparent with the creation of Instagram stories, where you had a 24-hour window to access content that you didn’t want to miss with the fear of missing out on the newest information.
That brings me to today’s episode, where I reflect on my mindshift change that started in March, 2020. At the time, I was like any other influencer that received commission by promoting brands through my social media page. Once the pandemic hit, I realized that making money this way was coming at a cost. Covid really opened up my eyes and made me think about how Instagram was affecting me. The challenges that everyone was facing financially, emotionally, mentally, and physically were so much more important than the daily content I had been creating.
As my mindset shifted, so did my content. Where I used to post about fashion I was now posting about vaccines. The way I used to post multiple stories a day, now I was taking weeks and even month-long breaks from social media. It all came down to the question of what is my purpose? The connections I was making and the education I was providing couldn’t compare to the harm social media had on myself and my family. It’s been just a few months since I’ve quit social media, and I’m never looking back.
In this episode I discuss:
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