Right now I'm more spectator than participant when it comes to social media.
I've taken a sabbatical from daily blogging and for right now I'm just doing Tuesdays to honor a commitment I made years ago.
Facebook? I've went from posting a photo almost daily to weeks with nothing new posted. Sparsely enough that a friend reached out to me today to make sure I was still okay. (I am).
Most of the other social media I've never been a big hitter on. I dabbled in Pinterest for a bit. Twitter never appealed to me and I have no IG account. And I'm not going to chase the next bright and shiny, been there, done that, burned the T-shirt.
And in the Rain I'm currently not reading too many blog posts, nor leaving many comments. I'm more of a lurker and not really putting the "Active" in ActiveRain.
When I'm ready I'll return to a more engaged status, but for now, I'm mentally fatigued with a lot of social media. Want to argue about politics, masks or other topics? I'm just not that interested in that life suck. I'd rather spend time doing practical things that help our business and our personal lives.
I've got active referrals out there with other Rainers.
Despite COVID, we're wrapping up one of our better years. Past work is paying off. I've got posts working for us because I've written enough evergreen subject matter that I'll continue to get call years after those posts were written.
I've got ideas for more to write, and more will follow as I'm ready.
And what I know is this, the lurkers are ALWAYS out there.
I've had a handful of consumer comments on blog posts over the years, but mostly they lurk, and then they call when they're ready. I've had clients let me know that they've followed my posts on and off for years before they ever contacted me the first time.
We're always being watched by potential clients and our peers.
You're probably like me, you've got agents you'd refer to in a heartbeat, and others? Never going to happen. It might have been a direct interaction, or just a lurk, but the Yes/No decision has been made.
It's not just the person you get in a Facebook tussle with that notices how you act, but everyone else that crosses that thread.
Until next Tuesday, just Ask An Ambassador if you need help,
Bill of Bill & Liz aka BLiz