I like having this blog. Admittedly, I don’t post nearly as often as I used to, but it serves its purpose, both for me and for my audience (whoever that is).
Of course, these days there are many other options available for “social media” – Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Yammer, LinkedIn, flickr, and more. Not to mention all manner of special-interest sites like babycenter.com and cafemom, which allow individual profiles, participation in public forums, etc.
I’ve tried others. At the moment, I have accounts on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Yammer. I was active on babycenter.com for a long time, and iVillage for a while. And of course, I’m very active on car-seat,org, where I am a moderator and a senior community member.
I’ve been trying to keep up with all of them, but lately I’ve come to the realization that it’s too much. Why do I need to have all those outlets for my personal news/raves/rants/pics, etc.? Is there any personal benefit to expanding to, say, Tumblr reaching a new audience? What’s the point – getting more strangers to read my ramblings? Allowing people who know me to follow me more easily? Nah, they can do that on Facebook or my blog.
There’s no benefit, not to me. And I’m done. I’m keeping my blog, sticking with Facebook (I get a lot of use out of that, staying connected with family and friends), and staying active on car-seat.org. No more Twitter, no more Tumblr, no Flickr, nothing new.
If you’re looking for me, you know where to find me.