This has been a crazy couple of months for me. I have gone back to school, tried to push through my shyness and social anxiety issues, and have dealt with a variety of life changes. And now, its time for another period in my life to be over. And that’s okay; times change. Today will be my last post here on Sleepy Blogger, and it has been an absolute pleasure writing for all of my readers.
Because of it being my last day, I’m going to share some random thoughts that I’ve learned over the time I’ve done blogging and social media news, and I hope that you enjoy it.
– It’s not an easy thing to get used to. I had a really hard time getting into the groove of blogging. I’ve done blogging on several sites (and my own, which, if you care anything about gaming, I welcome you to come and enjoy), and now I’ve gotten into more of a groove with it. It takes about 21 days to make a habit, and it takes 3 days to break one, so, try to get into the habit and don’t let yourself get out of it. It’s totally worth it; blogging is fun and a great experience.
– Sometimes you can really mess yourself up with what you say online. Friends, please, please please be careful with what you put on the internet. It never truly goes away, and there are times that you will completely regret what you’ve said. There are people on the other side of that screen that you’re being mean to. There are people on your friends list who may be looking at you as an example and you should live as a good one. Especially if you have teenagers (your kids’ friends, or in my case, the teens I work with) as your friends. Be smart with what you say online, which brings me to my last point
– It’s always better to be more private than public. I’m a very private person. That’s just how it is, really. And sure, I share some stuff online; I’ve been fairly open on here and on my other blogs about things in my life and such. But, I decided long ago that most of my life would not be available online. You don’t know who I’m voting for, my opinions on various topics, or what I do with a majority of my time. And it’s not because I’m ashamed of it, but I’m of the opinion that the whole world doesn’t really need to be up in my business. And you should be that way too; it can make you look really bad to wear your heart on your sleeve online, especially because employers use social media more than ever in hiring processes and such.
What thoughts do you have on social media and blogging that you want to share? Share some thoughts in the comments. Thank you for following my random rambles these past few months. I’ve enjoyed writing here and hope to continue to blog well into my future. Please continue to follow Robyn and her blogging and awesome information on community management and such.
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