Hello! It’s been an interesting month in social media land, with Zuck announcing to the world that Facebook Inc are rebranding to Meta. Remember how I wrote to you about the Metaverse in September – asking questions about this new proposed version of the internet… You can read it here if you missed it... https://www.socialmediaforanewage.com/post/a-subversive-metaverse “The metaverse will feel like a hybrid of today’s online social experiences, sometimes expanded into three dimensions or projected into the physical world. It will let you share immersive experiences with other people even when you can’t be together — and do things together you couldn’t do in the physical world. It’s the next evolution in a long line of social technologies, and it’s ushering in a new chapter for our company." - Meta (formerly Facebook Inc) I’ve been watching a lot more sci-fi movies and TV series about AI and VR gone rogue lately, and life could really become stranger than science fiction. I will share more thoughts on the Metaverse as I understand it, but it is clear to me that now, more than ever, we need to stay embodied, connected through and to comm:unity, in our heart-space. Having to navigate our relationship to social media is enough for our mental and emotional wellbeing as it is, let alone adding a Zuckerborg built Metaverse into the mix. Here is a post where I share more on my struggles with social media here..
What I find helps a lot is to set aside time for content creation, having a framework to flow within for content and to schedule social media posts for a couple weeks at a time. It is something I have done for clients and supported them in doing for the past decade. It works. Automation can really support us in this instance. But scheduling content to social media does not feel right for everyone – some people prefer to post from their flow and trust in their own timing, which can be a strategy of love in and of itself. But for many of my clients, and for myself, carving out dedicated time for content creation and scheduling a week or two ahead can be really supportive to my creativity, accountability and connecting into the business, as well as be amazing for time management. I find this way of creating and sharing to social media helps in a myriad of ways – as social media can still be quite distracting for me and I can get lost and lack intention when I create and share directly to the platforms. Creating space for being creative with your social media content can help you to focus and avoid getting distracted and stuck in a scroll. Put time in your diary for writing, creating, recording, and remixing your social media OR find someone to support you with this. Boundaries and the structure are a way forward, especially if you feel stuck, overwhelmed or frustrated with social media. Scheduled content can sometimes feel restrictive, boring or inauthentic – however, I have found creating a framework to flow within is different to a content scheduled - it gives us space to breathe, engages our creativity in different ways by being in flow with it, allowing it to be mutable, but enabling us to get really intentional with our content, our time and energy. It provides pillars for energy to circle around. It is the banks of the river bed, with the flow of content, the river running through your spaces on the internet. Thank you to Dani Lydmore for our conversation in last months Social Media For A New Age Club call for inspiring some of those analogies! :) Once we have a