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In case you’re new here, so am I.  I’ve only been blogging for….1 1/2 months.

I’ve been on Facebook for almost 2 years.

My first tweet was to @riasharon on September 3, 2010.  “Great Day! : )  I’ve arrived! : ).

I need to tell you something, more like confess…





Is that weird?  Is it wrong?  I’m feeling like the kid who gets picked last for kickball.  Or sitting behind the fence watching everyone else play, wishing I could play too, but not feeling ready.  I watch or listen to people I admire carrying on full fledged conversations and can’t wait for the day that it’s me having the conversation.

I know it takes time, I know it takes a lot of time.  I know I need to be patient, and I will.  I know that I need to keep reaching out, asking questions, reading, learning, writing, just to name a few.  Oh, and I need to…just keep tweeting, just keep tweeting, just keep tweeting.


Not going to lie.  Sometimes I’m part of the 28% that checks it before they even get out of bed.  Where do you fall?

Obsessed with Facebook
Via: Online Schools

If you are obsessed, leave me a comment and tell me why.  If not, I’d love to hear that too.

I recently read a blog post by Matt Ridings called Echo Chambers About Echo Chambers.  Enough Already. You can find a link to the post here:  If you haven’t had a chance to read it, please do.

So, honestly, I read this two days ago and the line that reads “If you want to compete, then compete” won’t leave my head.

Do I want to compete?

Am I a competitor?

Compete.  Compete.  Compete.

I have been struggling with what I want to do with my life.  What would I call myself?  Am I an entrepreneur?  No.  But, consultant or freelancer sounds so generic and fluffy.  When I’m asked what I want to do I give them some rambling answer about loving social media, but not really sure what to do with it.

I read so many blog posts and tweets about relationships and engaging with people that after a while they all sound the same.  Do I really have something so profound and so different that people would pay me to say or write?  Maybe.

What if I say no? I don’t want to compete.  Does that mean I’m perceived as not willing to work as hard?   What if my goal isn’t to be the expert?  What if I don’t want to get a book published?  What if my goal isn’t to have a million followers on Twitter?

What if I just want to help people with their social media efforts?

(Seriously, I think that’s what I want to do.)

I know I’m the new kid on the block.  Right now, I’m a sponge.  I reading as much as I can when I can.  I love interacting and engaging with people on Facebook.  I love finding like-minded people on Twitter, but I’m pretty new there and I’m brand spanking new at blogging.  Expert?  No.  Experience?  Yes.

Compete?  Not yet.

July 2018
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