I've loved my "career." Buying things that I love and giving them a new home. But alas, social marketing started. First it was blogging, then Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, and currently Pinterest. I've tried my best to participate in all as best as I could with passion and fervor. I've met amazing people such as yourselves, kindled new friendships, and had new avenues to communicate with my customers. All good, right? What could be better than that?
Last week I had an epiphany of sorts. I realized that I have been spending more time blogging and on Facebook, doing bookkeeping and answering emails, than out acquiring new pieces and having some leisure time. Blogging has almost become a daily thing for me, with no regrets of course. I love blogging. But when my mind is preoccupied with what to post the next day, and I'm spending 3 hours writing a blog post, it's time to reevaluate. Psst...weight gain from sitting at this computer is also a factor!
My number one job/passion is being out in the world buying the most unique vintage and antique pieces for you. Running around like a maniac in the rain and cold in the wee hours of a Sunday morning, while the rest of the world is sipping their mocha lattes, well that's what we crazy antique dealers do!
I know that many of you are also trying to find that balance between your work, family life and social marketing. And maybe even some time off here and there. A vacation perhaps? I know our plates are definitely full.
Okay, so what's my point here? If you've read this far, thanks for bearing with me! I've decided to limit my blogging to once or twice a week, cut back on Facebook a bit. Very little Twitter. Basically finding that balance. I'll still be here blogging, just not as much.
I apologize for the long-winded post...something I usually try to avoid, but wanted to let you know why you may be seeing less of me on here.
Wishing you all a great weekend and hope you too are finding your balance in this digital world of ours!
wonderful image from The Graphics Fairy