After carefully listening to your concerns I decided to write a social media eBook.
Human beings seek connection more than anything else. We are social creatures. You and I love being connected with our friends, family and new acquaintances because we crave being bonded with fellow human beings.
Social media seemed to be a chief way to stay connected since its inception. Facebook and Twitter proved to be dependable mediums for keeping in touch with loved ones, communicating with clients and conversing with customers to ensure your blogging business runs smoothly. In truth, most of you took social media for granted. I also took sites like Facebook and Twitter for granted because I believed in the ultimate stability of each platform for decades.
Things changed dramatically with the social media landscape in 2020. Volatility skyrocketed for multiple reasons. The virus stoked one social media fire. The presidential election in the US poured lighter fluid on the COVID cocktail. Everything seemed to become increasingly chaotic as the year churned along.
How Can You Remain Connected Amid Social Media Turbulence?
How can you stay connected online in the highly volatile world of social media? Facebook censors updates on a broad scale. Twitter shuts down accounts at an accelerated clip. Fact-checking reigns even though you have no clue who checks the facts. Social media platforms dispute claims, spy, cause division and encourage infighting on some levels. One site becomes the next social media darling one week and vanishes the next week. YouTube suppresses views, shadow bans videos and shuts down accounts. The list goes on and on.
What can you do to remain connected online among this chaos, confusion and drama?
After listening to your concerns amid the maelstrom that is the current day social media matrix, I wrote an eBook to:
- give you clarity among the rollercoaster that is mainstream social media these days
- quell your anxieties about staying connected with family, friends, business associates, readers, clients and customers
- ease your worries about censorship, banning and strong social media narratives
- offer you practical tips for connecting with folks both through new-wave social sites, email, your blog and yes, even though major social media
Who the eBook is for?
- social media users disillusioned with narratives non-resonant with your core values
- bloggers afraid of losing Twitter and Facebook traffic and profits
- new bloggers who do not know where to turn at this chaotic time
- casual online users who fear using major social media for privacy issues
None of you can force mainstream social media sites to change their policies. People who own those sites have every right to run these heavies as they wish. But following practical tips to largely detach from the chaos that social media fosters allows you to release on some sites to bond through other channels. Social media is not the end all be all. A wide range of communication channels await for prying online eyes.
eBook for Bloggers and Casual Online Crowd
I wrote the eBook for anyone from a casual online user to seasoned, professional bloggers with a significant online presence. My experience with observing Facebook and Twitter evolve since I began blogging in 2008 underscores the need to stay connected through channels other than both sites.
Connecting through email, owning your own website and bringing discussions from social media to your comments section lets you control your narrative independent of turbulent social media rumblings. The eBook lays out steps to help you slowly but surely detach from the seeming vice-like social media grip plaguing much of humanity.
I discuss how to lessen your Facebook-Twitter footprint to insulate yourself from any volatile swings both sites flash regularly. Keeping an eye out for the up and coming social media sites – without attaching to any one – forms the basis of another chapter.
Check out the chapters.
1: Connect through Tried and True Email
2: Dissolve Heavy Attachments to Social Media
3: Appreciate the Value in Genuine Blog Commenting
4: Keep Social Media Accounts Open as Available Channels
5: Scout Emerging Social Media Sites
6: Lessen Your FT Footprint
7: Build an Email List
8: Own Your Online Real Estate
Social Media eBook for Study
Read the eBook multiple times to receive the greatest benefit. Take notes and study your findings to extract value from the read Social media attachments to the big dawg sites run deep. Users often form heavy fear-based attachments to Facebook and Twitter to fight loneliness, to fill depressed voids and to look to both for comfort.
Keep this social media eBook handy to re-read. Soak up these concepts to detach from social media. You know the drill by now; you delete Facebook and vow to never spend a second on the site again. Three weeks later, fear manifest as loneliness scares you into opening a new Facebook account.
Before you open another account on Facebook or look to an emerging site as the next social media leader dive into the eBook. Re-read the eBook and do what wise bloggers do: stay connected through *your* real estate.
After spending 12 years in the social media trenches and observing many of my veteran blogging buddies being in the same boat, we all realize the need to stay connected for:
- peace of mind
- a sense of belonging
- a feeling of loving harmony
- abundance, wealth and worldly blogging success
Social Creatures Have Multiple Options Online
This eBook is for social creatures who crave connection amid the tech titan shift. Sites like Facebook and Twitter do not seem to be more popular these days. Each social media site trends in the less popular direction. This read offers you a guide for sustaining your business in such a tumultuous online climate. Also, the read assists you in growing a community based on free speech, openness and respect for your fellow human beings.
I share the eBook now to offer you an anchor during stormy social media times. Before you sprint to a new social media site simply check out the eBook to ground yourself. I understand how excitement abounds over specific sites. At the end of the day, emerging social media sites need to pass the test of time to be proven commodities. My eBook simply explains how to invest more time and energy on your blog and less on social media.
Do you fear not staying connected online because of social media chaos?
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