I’m finding that I miss socializing on the web. I miss the hubbub. I miss the activity. I miss knowing what other people are creating, what they are doing. I wish I could look at what people are talking about on Twitter and what people are working on at Dribbble. Worse yet, I think its hurting my company.
How is it Hurting?
I feel like not being involved with the social web hurts Komodo. Twitter actually helps my visibility quite a bit and I didn’t realize it. I am always wanting to post something on Twitter to give people more real time access to what I am doing or looking at. I really like sharing good finds with friends on the internet and at this time, I feel like I have no voice. I have no way to blurt out in an instant (not a post) what I’m checking out or what is important to me at the moment.
Following is a Big Deal
My following is a big deal. People who like what I do help propel me forward in my business. As a self employed individual, it is even more important. With only a blog to voice articles I write and things that I do, I feel impaired.
Is Social Detox Bad?
It’s actually not all that bad. Productivity is up big time. Creativity is up too. However, we have such a large world right now that it is so important to stay visible. I guess that I could write it all off as this though: if I create and contribute excellent enough content to the web, I need not use Twitter, Dribbble, etc. to promote it. Excellent products and content should promote themselves. So, I am left with a dilemma.
Do I continue social detox?