Sunday, December 27, 2009

Twitter..are you really connecting or just avoiding!

I've often been told that I should take the time to "connect" more with people through blogging, twitter, facebook, and so on. I agree it would be great for business and I'm sure eventually I will either take the time to do it or hire someone to do it for me:)

One of the things that I am most passionate about in regards to helping people is teaching them to prioritize, get organized and help them set health and lifestyle goals that will improve their quality of life and ultimately bring awareness to decisions they make and the results that these decisions bring.

What I'm noticing more and more now is this excessive need for people to "connect" with other people over the Internet through facebook and twitter.

I can understand how these connections can benefit someone's business and life, and can bring great information that they otherwise may not find. But my concern is that individuals start connecting to their computer screens more than their families!

A percentage of my clientele are people that are overwhelmed, frustrated, stressed, tired and cannot seem to get organized. They often feel that they just do not have the energy nor the time to get what needs to be done, done. And yes It can be quite challenging at times to raise kids, have a career, have a good/healthy/loving relationship, a social life, take care of aging parents and so on.
What gets to me is that so many have the time to go online for hours every day but they do not have time to sit with the kids and do homework, clean the kitchen, get healthy lunches ready for the next day, do laundry, exercise, have family conversations, have sex with their husband, and so on. What confuses me is that so many have this time and energy to go online for hours, but no time to commit to their "real lives". No time to listen to their families. No time to read a constructive book. No time to play a board game.

Please understand that I am not against going on Facebook, My Space, Twitter, Linked in... What I am concerned about is when these "outlets" become priorities.

I challenge everyone to take one week off. Just 7 days off from computer socializing and focus the extra time on your tangible lives.

I would be curious to hear your experiences to this experiment.

Good luck!


  1. OMG, you published a blog post. Are my eyes deceiving me? LOL. Just kidding. I just wanted to stop by and say Happy New Year. And I was surprised to see a new entry. Welcome back.

    I enjoy Facebook, but it can be very addicting. But I truly do it to reconnect with people who I might not otherwise have had the opportunity to. I ignore all the stupid requests, like shots, hugs and the dumb games. I delete all of that stuff. Twitter is OK, but I'm not all that into it yet.

  2. Well good morning Constaint conplainer. Hope things are going well with you. I'm planning on visiting your blog this weekend and seeing what you've been complaining about lately :)

  3. I'm always complaining about something, as you know. Haha. But this week, I'm trying to go back to my roots - compelling complaints from the Everyday Joe perspective. That's what made my blog in the first place and I started to get away from that. But now I'm back!!! And I hope to see you getting more active on yours too! Talk soon.

  4. Your husband sent me over here - very nice! I've been teaching him all about the correct way to think about politics, you see. ;)

    I've definitely seen where people can get out of hand with the social networking/internet stuff. That could never be me, thankfully, because I am instantly annoyed when my computer doesn't move fast enough to read my thoughts before I think them. So I don't spend much time online other than to blog and answer emails.

    Love the pictures in the post below this one. Fabulous!

  5. Well hello Gucci Mama

    Thanks for stopping by. Sorry for my slow response. I don't get on very much, but that will change in the near future. I've heard so much about you! Your blogging with my husband shows me we have something in common: somewhat patient with a good sense of humour :) I'll be stopping by your sight to visit soon.