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.