Creatively Conscious,  Eco Friendly Lifestyle (low waste),  The Artist Boat,  Whimsical Wellbeing

My Home Online…

So it’s been over a year since I logged into my facebook.   I’ve been considering going back there but I’ll tell you what’s stopping me – THE NOISE.  I’m working with an amazing creative coach at the moment – Jen Carrington and one of the prompts she gives is to create a content eco system for your business and know what it’s for.

This really speaks to me as I feel to be whole-heartedly connected to a life that feels more simple, less noisy, less overwhelming there is no reason for me to hang out on multiple social media platforms.  So I choose instagram for Creatively Conscious and twitter for Arts Management conversation in the main.

I write blogs to share news, to connect with clients and audience and have mailchimp in the background which at the moment, I’m working out what goes there.

Do I feel I’m missing out?  No.  Do I need to see anything on facebook? No.

So for me, I’ve answered my own question… what do you feel you need for your creative life and business?  Do you dabble in all the platforms or focus on a few?  For me, to hear my own voice loud enough I need LESS noise.  I need to consume far less.

I’m ever striving to be conscious about what I share online, avoid the scrolling vortex and understand on a deeper level what digital Claire wants to share and why.    And what I’ve learnt is I just think I’ve mastered it and then I change my mind.

What’s right for you online in the online creation of your voice will be completely different to the next person?

I follow people I would have a coffee with, I reply to people who write lovely things – there isn’t any space for negativity in my online home.  I’m not interested in influencing, the numbers game or clever tricks to increase reach – I can be creative and playful with hashtags and not attached to the outcome.  Those who connect to what I chat about find me and sit on my virtual sofa and I’m so glad to pass them another cookie!

2 Comments

  • Leyla

    I am very late on the ‘Facebook reduction bandwagon’ but have come to the same conclusion that less noise is better. Recent shifts in my life has had me wondering “if I say that or share that, am I interested in everyone I am friends with on Facebook seeing it?” Mostly the answer is no and alongside the incessant mindless videos and random content through ads, I just get tired and bored by it! I’ve wondered whether to have a cull, but to be honest I haven’t the time to waste even doing that, so for now I’m stepping away. I’m not making any big sweeping announcement on it like many people do (only to return like 2 days later!) but just staying away.

    I too prefer Instagram and Twitter as well as my blog to communicate and share and view. I do think I’m a bit addicted to Insta but am trying to be mindful of my time spent on that platform too.

    In this digital age, we shouldn’t shun social media but it has to be so balanced and driven by your actual reality rather than the presence you wish to communicate! I love honest posts of mistakes and failures as much as seeing the whimsical and the bold!

    • creativelyconscious

      Yes I remember a very wise lady I used to work with saying if you would be happy to write it/ share it on a billboard in the centre of town that’s your answer to whether you want to post it online…

      Since writing this I’ve gone back to my work Facebook – I have started to build up some engagement there for my coaching business and it’s a very pragmatic and conscious decision because it’s a battle on Instagram to be seen…

      I still haven’t logged into my personal one… I’m a little scared as to what might be in there to be honest – I never did the announcement haha!!

      ✨💕✨

      I think it’s all about what feels good isn’t it! I try to engage a bit on twitter but if I click the news icon I go down unnecessary black hole…. it’s just a mine field – I think we’ll have to teach our children self restraint…once we’ve figured it out??

      Cx

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