Sounds so solemn, eh? Totally mean it. I am vowing to take the ENTIRE month of December off from social media. No FB, no twitter, no instagram. No Tumblr stalking or meme talking. I am taking a break.
Why? Amongst many a post of “unfriending them all” and “following them all”.
Amongst be yourself! no wait, be professional! no wait!
Amongst “facebook is the devil” and “don’t be the old, unrelatable person who ISN’T on social media”. I’ve made a decision.
I am taking a month. A month to read, evaluate, and get some perspective on the kind of leader I want to be. The one who has relationships with their employees because of SM transparency? Or the one who dies on their transparent sword? Can you be transparent without SM in 2012? Are you stronger/weaker because of it?
Is everything I’ve waxed poetically necessarily true? Can I be a relational leader in this day and age and NOT be on social media? If so, how? Will that add a layer of complexity and “extra” to my plate?
Flip it. If you’re NOT involved in social media does that make you less of a leader? What can you do to develop those relationships without it? (It obviously wasn’t a problem some 10 years ago…so it HAS to be true.) But can it work for ME?
It’a lot to think about, right? That’s why I am taking a WHOLE month. Will my whole PLN be there when I get back? Will the “surface” relationships I have through all these avenues fade? What does that say about them? How much do I dedicate to those who may or may not be…worth it. (So harsh!)
It’s going to take more of an effort to keep up with my IRL friends. I might actually have to make REAL phone calls.
It’s a good month to take a break seeing as how we’ll all be super busy. And I do still plan on blogging. (It’s a work necessity, :))
I’ll see you in a month. (I hope.)