Hello 👋 and welcome to my blog. Yes, you read that title correctly Blogging without social media. Does this sound crazy to you? It sounds lovely to me!
Back in September I decided I had enough and took a break from social media. It was effecting my mental health and I knew I had to make a change. So I deleted all the apps except for Pinterest. I never thought I would be away so long but honestly I don’t want to go back. I already cheated a few times by hoping on Instagram. The minute I do that I get sucked back into a whirlwind of selfies and self promoting. Not that there is anything wrong with that but it doesn’t jive with me.
So since the end of September I have been blogging and not promoting my post on any platforms except Pinterest. And guess what? Nothing has changed. I decided to take a look at my analytics and I have more views now than when I was promoting myself on social media.
So what does this mean for me? I plan to keep chugging away at blogging and avoid social media. It has been such a relief not mindlessly scrolling and wasting precious time. You may even notice a change on my blog. No more social media links. I decided to remove the imbedded instagram and remove my social media links. So you should not find social media links on the blog. If you do, let me know so I can delete them.
What do you think about blogging without social media? Would you ever do it or maybe you already do? Do you think social media is required for blog growth? Let’s chat in the comment section.