I Would Rather Endure Eternal IRS Audits

by Jan 13, 2020Entrepreneur8 comments


I’m new to social media.

Sharing anything online isn’t my idea of fun. I’d rather endure an eternity of IRS audits than deal with social media.

But, here’s the deal. I love working on my blog. And I love the idea of making a living online. After decades of dependence on an employer, I’m done.

The downside is that I don’t know of any realistic way for an independent blogger to make money online without social media. So, here I am.

I made Twitter my first attempt. It didn’t take long before it had me shaking my head. It’s full of arguing and name-calling with little mind-changing or understanding.

It got me wondering. People on social media are wedded to their particular ideology. So you aren’t going to change any minds. Why try? It’s a waste of time.

Imagine what you could do with all that wasted time? You could improve your real-world relationships. Or learn something new. Or build a robust and independent income stream.

It’s not productive to put energy into what’s outside your circle of control. Instead, focus your energy on what you have control over. It will boost your productivity and give you an advantage over everyone else.

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  1. Anita Smith

    Hi, very interesting post. I to feel it is a waste of time being part of anything that you can not be in control of! I’m personally not a big fan of twitter. I actually like Pinterest, people are looking and sharing my pins. Your thoughts and ideas are very positive. Than You for sharing. Great Read. All the best.

    • Scott

      Thanks Anita. I’ve been experimenting with Pinterest myself. I plan to use it more in the coming months.

  2. Scott Penton

    Twitter is based on an algorithm ‘like’ tweets you want to see and your feed will change.

    • Scott

      Scott – Thanks for the comment, but I think you missed the point of the post.

  3. origin-AL

    Ha ha, I know the feeling but if you try to find some people that post content you genuinely enjoy it gets fun. Try to silence the posters that waste your time or make you feel bad.

  4. Heidi

    You make a valid point! I agree, there is a ton of wasted time and needless arguing on social media. If people could put more time into real life relationships, the world would be a better place! Everyone can definitely be happier if they choose to focus on things in their control. It sounds like you are finding a good balance between positive social media use and managing things in your control. Best of luck with that!

    • Scott

      Thanks Heidi. You got my point perfectly.

  5. Brian

    Hi , I like the look of your website. I am not a great fan of twitter and have not had anything to do with LinkedIn but do like pinterest, Best of luck


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