PP 429: Where I am Spending My Time On Social Media…and Why

With so many social media platforms taunting us to lose hours scrolling through feeds, I’ve recognized that it’s important for me to choose my primary platform carefully. Listen to hear the platform where I’m spending most of my time… and why!

With so many social media platforms taunting us to lose hours scrolling through feeds, it’s important for us to choose our primary platform carefully. Listen to hear where @thekimsutton is spending most of her time… and why! http://www.thekimsutton.com/pp429 #positiveproductivity #podcastClick To Tweet

Episode Transcription

Welcome back to another episode of the Positive Productivity Podcast. If you follow me at all on social media, I’m on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, LinkedIn.

You may notice that I’m not exactly active on, well, any of the platforms, but much less ALL of the platforms.

I’ve realized that it’s really important to have a presence, well, at least to get the profile set up before somebody else takes URL. However, over time I’ve realized that there are definitely platforms that I like better than others, mostly because they cut out the drama.

There is nothing I like worse. Well, okay, there’s things that I like worse, but there are a few things that I like worse than going onto Facebook or Twitter and seeing drama — political drama, religious drama, equal rights drama, people arguing with each other, people sharing what’s going on in their family, like fights. I don’t mean, you know, if there’s an illness, I totally understand that.

But enough is enough. I want to see positive. So lately where I’ve been spending most of my time is actually Instagram.

You could be sitting there, standing there, depending on what you’re doing, thinking: “Well, Kim. You can control who you see and who you can’t.” And you’re right.

But sometimes, it’s just a lot of unnecessary time to have to go clean out all the drama people. So, again, I’m spending my time on Instagram.

I love seeing beautiful, inspirational posts and images, and interacting with people. Another reason why I’m spending more time on Instagram than I am on Facebook, is because, well — I had just have to put it out there — Facebook is somewhat irritating to me.

I can’t stand the fact that it’s pay to play. And I know that Facebook does own Instagram. However, people followed my business page because they wanted to follow my business page. So why are they limiting the exposure I get to no more than 3% unless I pay to boost a post or unless I do an ad. That just doesn’t seem right to me.

Twitter was great until I couldn’t use MeetEdgar anymore, but I find a lot of the same happening on Twitter as I do on Facebook. If I’m not careful, I wind up in a whole mess of drama. Well, I don’t wind up in it, but I ended up seeing a lot of it — especially in today’s political scene and especially in America — I just don’t want any part of it.

Depending on who you are, you may be thinking that I’m being an irresponsible citizen, but I’m not. I just care to worry about what’s going on in my house and in my business and with my clients more than I want to see people expressing their displeasure about what’s going on.

Pinterest is also great, and I do hope that my team and I are going to be working on our Pinterest strategy again in the very near future. However, I find that I can be caught up in a rabbit hole of scroll, scroll, scroll in Pinterest, just looking at the pretty pictures and reading articles. And, right now I have to be really conscious about how I’m spending my time.

So, Instagram is where you’ll find me right now, if you want to connect with me on social media. I want to encourage you to head on over to thekimsutton.com/pp429 where you’ll find my Instagram link right in my header. But

I would love to know which social media platform YOU prefer to spend your time on. Leave a comment below the show notes and I’ll be sure to reach out on your social media platform.

Now, with all this said, go forth and make it a positive and productive day.