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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Why I Don’t Do Social Media Guilt

If you’ve hung around this blog at all, you know that I’m a big fan of grace, not guilt.

Which is why I’ve decided to say NO to social media guilt.

There are already too many things in this life to feel guilty about.

When it comes to blogging, I never have time to read all the posts I want to read.  And I never have time to comment on all the posts I do read. I constantly neglect my Facebook friends.  And I forget to thank my fellow Tweeters for mentions and re-Tweets.

But I don’t lie awake at night worrying about it.

Now I might lie awake worrying about other things --  like the bad mommy complex, how my kids are doing in school, a deadline at work, or forgetting to send cards to people who are sick – but social media worries are near the bottom of the list (right behind forgetting to discard the expired milk in the frig). 

Who needs another guilt trip?

Not me.

Do you need to let go of some blogging (or other) guilt?

Guilt drains.

Grace fills.


Wendy Paine Miller said...

Somedays I crave a break or I don't feel like commenting but I'm so stinking self-discipline. Need to chill out more sometimes.

I could find guilt in a vacuum.
~ Wendy

Heidiopia said...

I'm with you, Susan! So many other things to dwell on. :) Be blessed!

Gary Ellis said...

Now, I'm a guy so why am I reading a chick blog? I don't even know how I found you, Susan. But, I enjoy the reality in your writing. Regarding official "social media," I would far rather create community in the blog-o-sphere. At the moment, I don't have a big community (30 or 40 regular readers) but it's far more enjoyable to me.

Btw...Wendy...I love that, "I could find guilt in a vacuum." Can I use it. Actually I probably will in some of my real life speaking....and not even feel guilty, LOL. ;-)


Unpolished Parenting said...

I'm with you on the no social media guilt. Could I be better at commenting, replying, tweeting? Yes! But I blog and read blogs and connect with people because I enjoy it not because I feel obligated to. And I also have a world of things going on around me. So no guilt here - nor judgment.

Heather Sunseri said...

I loved and needed this. So much so that I'm going right over and linking it to the bottom of my post today because my post is basically an apology for being MIA a lot lately. Thank you, Wendy Paine Miller, for sending me to this post.

And thanks, Susan, because you are so right in not doing social media guilt.

Marja said...

I came here through Heater's blog... great post, thanks! Guilt drains, grace fills, I like that!!

BigD said...

Amen, Sister!
I can't figure out who has time for all that! Do these people not sleep??
I refuse to feel guilty.

Lisa Jordan said...

Thank you for this! I work full-time in my home, care for my family, and write in between chasing away those dust bunnies. I've been trying to figure out how to juggle all of my responsibilities and still make time for social media. I wouldn't say I feel guilt, but I do feel pressured. Grace fills. Love it.

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

a GREAT word.....needed it

What a fantastic party. I have am trying to read as many blogs as I can but think I am running out of time.
I have already found some new blogs that are jewels.
I wish there was time to read every single one....
Hope you will stop by...I have some extra giveaways on my party post and all you have to do is comment.


David Rupert said...

Love this post. Very pointed. We need to get over our own importance!

Karen Lange said...

Hopped over here from Heather Sunseri's blog. Glad I did. I'm with you!

Good to meet you.