You can rank your priorities until you’re blue in the face, but until you act on them, it’s just a wish list.
How many posts have you read about writers and the use of social media?
Zillions, I bet. Branding, marketing, building a reader base, connecting with the reader, dividing your time between writing and social media.
This is not one of those posts.
This is just a simple reminder to myself that sometimes social media is (and should be) dead last on my list.
For the past several weeks, my writing time has been eaten up by social media. It’s my own fault, really, because when I sit down at the computer to write, instead I find myself on GoogleReader checking out all the blogs I love, or eating up Twitter, or wasting precious minutes on Facebook. I have to become better at this. It would help if all you bloggers would stop writing things that are so wonderful. Seriously. Stop it.
I love blogging. In fact, I had a great post planned for today. But life got in the way, and truth be told, I’m tired. So tired that that post is going to have to wait.
God, family, career.
That’s how it falls in my universe.
And within “career” the process of writing MUST come before social media. So while I enjoy Twitter, Facebook, and blogging, I’m here to tell you that my involvement in each of those social media realms may be a little sporadic for a while, as I absolutely must devote my “writing” time to actual writing. (Shocking, right?)
Priorities. I have to stop talking about what they should be and make them what they are.
As I began typing this post, my oldest son got out of bed and came to find me. He’s supposed to be asleep.
“Mama, can you sing me some songs?”
This is something I do for him on a pretty regular basis. I’ve been singing to him at bedtime since he was born.
But tonight, because I’m tired, my hubby was on his way home and I needed to get him dinner, and I still have dishes to do and laundry to fold, I responded with, “Not tonight, baby. I’m super busy.”
He went back to bed and I settled back at the computer to write and heard my own voice in my head say, “Seriously? Aren’t you about to write a post about priorities?”
And I went and sang my son some songs.
Share with me: What priorities have you been talking about but not acting on?