With the amount of time needed to stay at the top of the game in social media, it is inevitable that you will eventually burn yourself out. No matter how much you enjoy being on these sites, and no matter how good of friendships you have made, after a while it becomes tedious. This happens most often to the users who have been trying to become power users, and it continues to happen to the super stars. So what is the secret to no letting yourself burn out? Taking breaks. This might sound obvious but, if you are like me, social media can become an addiction if you let it. You enjoy the social aspect and you love the traffic benefits… and you constantly want more. You get so caught up in it; everything you do online revolves around getting to the front page of your favorite site. There is an entire world outside of social media (believe it or not 😉 ) and you need the real one as much as you need the virtual one. It might sound crazy, but this weekend I’m going to be out in the sun WITHOUT my computer. I suggest you try it sometime. 😉 I might send a Twitter update or two from my cell phone, but don’t count on it.
Daryl Auclair says
Totally agree, and as I was reading this I was feeling a bit burned out from this week. Or maybe it was all the coffee I drank this morning. I work my 9 to 5 and then I go home daily and work on freelance work so it is definitely a good idea for me to make time to have some fun in the sun, and spend some time with family or friends. I think that I spend waaaaayyyyyy too much time on my computer.
Yeah, I can be the same way. I’ve been sitting on my deck lately….er…with my computer. However, I schedule in times of exercise in the “real world” as well.
Fortunately, I have plenty going on in the outside to keep me busy. I volunteer with high school students, and as much as their world is evolving online, it still gives me a break.
I think of the same thing with cell phones and how we are tied to them.