It’s raining. I’ve been in the kitchen watching the rain for several hours, thinking about how far I’ve come in my business as a solopreneur. But, at the same time, I’m thinking about how important it is that I stay focused, and that I continue to be open about what I am struggling with.
I might not be who you think I am.
The social part of social media
I’m doing social media for several of my clients. And, personally, I really enjoy social media. I started using Facebook many years ago, and at first it was just different from everything I’ve ever done. Like with Twitter, I didn’t get it. Not in the beginning.
You know what. Sometimes, like right now, I’m thinking that I want you to listen to the music I’m listening to when I am writing this. It would make such a huge impact on the story I’m telling you. You don’t have to. But, I’m listening to the Jimmy Henrix version of “All along the watchtower”. And, just by listening to it, you’ll get a completely different view of what I’m experiencing.
What I am experiencing with Facebook right now, is something of a… I’m actually not sure what I should call it. I’ll try to explain it instead. It’s a bit of a drama. I’m using Facebook in many different ways. Not because I have a split personality, but like yourself, I have many different roles in life. I am a solopreneur. I am a dad. I am a husband. I am a friend. I was a classmate. I am an activist (well, not really. But I love animals and I am a vegetarian, so I support everything that’s good for animals and help them live a happy and long life).
On Facebook, I’m everything and nothing, at the same time. I don’t think about it that often. But, when I do think about it, I just can’t seem to find the answer. I try my best to be myself on Facebook. It means that I am everything. Sometimes, I write in Norwegian. Sometimes, I write in English. Sometimes, I write about marketing. Sometimes, I write about my cats.
The business part of Facebook is a lot easier. I use it to build relationships, and keep the relationships warm. I never sell anything on Facebook. But, sometimes, I use it to generate more subscribers for my newsletter.
I don’t know how many times I have listened to “All Along the Watchtower” right now, but it’s been playing in the background over and over. I just can’t seem to get enough. It might be because the lyrics are somewhat related to my thoughts on Facebook, but it might be a completely different reason. It turns my words into life.
How do you use Facebook?
Are you being who you really are on Facebook? Are you showing your friends everything? Or are you using it as a business service, or just displaying some parts of your life?