I’ve become completely consumed. Have you ever seen the movie Julia/Julia with Amy Adams and Meryl Streep? I completely understand how the young blogger became so absorbed in her project and borderline obsessed in just two weeks. This project is all I can think about – ever.
Every day, I get out there and I campaign. I beat my drum and shamelessly promote The Barter Babes Project. Though I am a very outgoing person, and I absolutely believe in this project, the social media thing is a full-time job and I’m starting to feel a bit self-involved ( I don’t want to say self-absorbed because my ego won’t let me )
Here’s why. Whenever I write a blog entry or post an update on Facebook/Twitter sometimes people comment or “Like” my posts. SWEET SWEET VALIDATION.
I’ve become a “Like”-addict. When people “Like” something I’ve posted, I am able to launch a full-out counterattack to that part of my brain that says “Shannon… nobody cares about what you are doing every three hours.. get over yourself.”
So you see, I tell myself – “No! People literally “LIKE” what I’ve been posting.” This generally leads to an inner dialogue where I attempt to convince myself that I’m awesome. I need to convince myself of this so that I maintain the guts to keep doing the social media thing. To Post with pride. Blog with buoyancy. Mostly, to avoid feeling like everyone out there isn’t thinking “for the love of god and all that is holy… get The Barter Babes Project OFF MY NEWS FEED!!!”
Self-promotion is hard. It’s so hard to promote yourself without feeling totally pompous.
This is why I’ve become “Like” addicted and I felt like I needed to confess.
Don’t feel awkward “liking” a post/comment of mine since this confession…..it’s not like I update my facebook every 5 -8 minutes to get a ‘fix’ or anything. Not at all!!!
To modernize Sally Field’s famous quote
“They Facebook –like me. They reaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaallllllyyyyyy Facebook-like me!”