We are each good at something, maybe a bunch of somethings. I like to think that I am good at building and teaching – two somethings. I seem to be not good at social media.
I could be better at it if I tried. But I don’t think I will try.
Let me explain.
The way I see it, to be good at social media you have to be current – posting things as they happen. I like to experience things as they happen, absorb all the nuances of the moment – the personalities, feelings and interactions.
Here’s an example.
Last weekend I hosted a tiny house building workshop. I truly enjoyed meeting new people and spending 3 days getting to know them. We spent the time working together, sharing meals, sitting around a bonfire (perhaps with good bourbon and a bit of peach moonshine) and sharing life experiences. As usually happens, I never even thought about posting pictures or sending out a tweet during the workshop. And then after the workshop, on Monday, I started getting back in to my normal routine of having no routine. The Monday after each workshop is processing time. I spend the moments between tasks rerunning situations and conversations from the weekend. I enjoy them all a second or maybe third time. In my memories I may even pick up on something I missed while it was happening, a little tidbit that helps me to understand someone or something a little better. I cherish my thinking time after a workshop and really don’t want to rush to my computer or phone to get my post up while it is still relevant. I guess there is something about posting that makes it feel like it is over. And if it is not over until Wednesday for me, then that will just have to do.
I’m ok with just being good at building and teaching.