Past two days I have been immersed in social media. I created a new Instagram account after having deleted my old one a month ago. I have dug through my memory for all the people I know to follow so that I can get a following of people I know. It worked. For every 2 accounts I followed I got one follow. I have got my first 100 follows in less than 48 hrs. This is just a stat not a brag — they are rookie numbers. There is a part of me that seeks to be seen, that wants recognition, a following of sorts. I have let it run its course the past two days. My neck hurts from all the staring at the phone in bad posture for long.
I feel like a social media following would help me market my fitness business, that I have since found myself slowly moving towards it. I got a client who I prepare and share workout programs every day. I had asked for things to work out naturally in this fitness thing and it is starting to become.
The thing about social media that always gets me is the amount of time I spend away from core business. I get lost in the rabbit holes, the entertainment of engagement that social media content brings get me stuck on my devices and I loose track of time and resources such as data used. That pull is so strong, it at times I feel like the choice to put the device down is taken away for a while, and for that period I exist in a robotic state where I am pulled from one piece of entertainment and engagement to the next. For that period I am a full throttle junkie, if the phone was snatched away in the midst of my indulgence, I would experience short term withdrawal symptoms. I would itch, I would want to just be given back my damn phone.
Will social media reaching a breaking point? Where the fashioning of these products to have the individuals’ undivided attention would fail. I doubt, it seems like this is only the beginning, that these platform will get more and more sophisticated and x amount of times more able to get one hooked. I overheard a wise guy say that electronics might not cause the extinction of a human being but it will definitely his zombification. Its happening….