Sunday, July 27th, 2008
So when running your own small business, you need a few things. You need something you’re selling whether it be a service, product or simply your time. You need people who are willing to part with their money and buy whatever it is you’re selling and you need a way to reach themon a regular basis. And here’s the part where the internet is greatest thing since ground turkey* The internet…it can be a phenom and the devil on your screen.
Ever since the whole 2.0 phase of the internet has evolved so has the springing up of blogs, social networks and communities. But while you’re running around the www looking for creative ways to plug your business, you may find at some point and time that it’s all a bit too much and you’re spreading yourself a little too thin. That is what has happened to me. My email address has become bombarded with ‘join me’ requests from who knows what or who. Why? Well because I’ve become a member to about 15-20 different social networking sites…No More!
I’m on a mission to cut back, and slim down on the social networking to only the important ones, and the ones that actually help my business and my sanity, not bother or hinder. It’s taking a little bit of time, but it’s coming along and with each profile deletion I feel more free…*yay for freedom*
Along with this new mantra I decided to pack up the boys, the two dogs and take a road trip to NY to visit my mom and sister. Not recommended for the faint of heart. The 3 year old talked me death (a blessing and a curse) while the 10 month old slept…the cried…then slept. Yay roadtrip. But anyway, we all need a chance to recharge, to regroup and to really look for what is important. My business is an important part of my life, but I tend to lose sight of me and everything else. So this is a new direction…slow down…smell the summer air…enjoy my family and enjoy this point in my life…
What are you doing????