You don’t have to follow me for long before you realise how much of a love-hate relationship with social media I have. I really do.
Now don’t get me wrong, I truly appreciate the wedding enquiries that I get via Facebook and Instagram accounts, and I love it when couples tell me how much they enjoy ‘stalking’ me (their word!) on Instagram. I love how much traffic Pinterest drives to my wedding blog and how I can stay connected with other celebrants globally, too. And I really am grateful for how social media has helped the growth of my Celebrant business and my wedding blog, but this does not change how I feel about the flip side of social media.
The keeping up with algorithms (you can’t!)
The pressure to be omnipresent all the time
The ‘real me’ vs ‘social media me’ struggle
I could go on.
And so you see there is a flip side, and a not very nice one at that. You cannot always get the benefits of social media without sometimes suffering from some of the side effects that its use can create. And this is what I’m not a fan of.
I hate to see Celebrants suffering unnecessarily with the ways that they use social media. That there is a lot of advice and information about how to use social media that overwhelms you and causes confusion and stress. That social media can be all-consuming and leave you feeling that if you’re not on it all day, every day, you won’t have a business. Seriously!
So do make sure to listen to episode 15 of the Celebrant Survival Podcast for my top tips to keep you sane on social media. These are tips that I use myself and which 100% keep my sanity intact (well, when it comes to social media that is!) and helps me to not be stressed out by the demands and pressure that social media can cause.
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