I’ve been on the internet for about 15 years. 11 years as a website designer. 8 years doing social media marketing. A lot has changed and a lot has stayed the same.
You’re in a room with one other person. You can focus your attention on them and have a great, deep, meaningful conversation with them.
Add a second person to that room. You can still have a good conversation with the other 2 but if they start talking about something you’re not interested in, you start to lose interest.
Add another person to that room.
Add 800 million.
You now have Facebook.
Maybe it’s because I’ve been using them for so long. But I feel like I’m not alone in this thinking. There are so many blog posts, news articles, quotes, pictures, etc shared everyday that after a while, it all becomes bullshit. What is it really doing for us? What is it doing to us?
I realize I’m contributing to this BS by writing this post. But it’s my hopes by writing this post that I can connect with you and help you realize just how much of the other stuff really is BS. And that you can work to eliminate some of that in your life.
You will feel more free. Breathe a little easier. Enjoy your conversations with your friends more.
Try it out. I’ve done quite a bit in the past while.
I unfollowed 1,000 people on Twitter.
I’m combining our company’s facebook pages so we only will be using one instead of 20+.
I’m sharing less content than I have in the past and the content I do share, I make sure that it’s useful.
Here’s a great quote about BS. It really says it all to me – there is far too much ego on Twitter and Facebook. Too many people think that they’re relevant, creative, cutting edge. Instead of saying you are, JUST DO IT. Seriously. It’s BS when you just talk, talk, talk and don’t do anything. There are many people like that. If you’re one of them, PLEASE STOP IT. Phew.
I find that we all get more legendary as time goes by. “Legend” means, basically, “bullshit.”
How do you eliminate BS in your life?