So, here I am. One year, three months and twelve days since I said goodbye to Blogger and deleted my blog from that platform.
And while I am on the subject of Blogger, let me state, for the record, that I hope that the person who thought it was a good idea to make it possible for someone else to claim your blog’s old name once you delete your Blogger blog, gets hit by an overfull bus. And lives. Because what I am left with now is a Gmail address, linked to all my other Google services, while some foreign fuck someplace far east from here is sitting on the mamameea.blogspot.com domain. A DUDE foreign fuck, who has NO business trying to claim the name “MamaMeeA” at all. And that’s all I have to say about that.
And moving on….
I’m guessing that few of the people who knew MamaMeeA in its previous life will see this anytime soon, since I have deleted both my Facebook and Twitter profiles. Facebook to some extent because I’m not sure I want to bother with all the data mining and privacy bullshit but both, mostly because it dawned on me, sometime in the last few months, just how much time I was spending on social media. It was great fun, of course, and I miss being in touch with various friends in my phone and computer just about any time of the day or night.
But the fact is that none of the friends in my phone or computer are more important than my family. And no amount of being connected to people online is going to get the nuts and bolts of my business established and functioning smoothly. And if that doesn’t happen, then no amount of competition entering, tweeting or Pinning of beautiful things is ultimately going to translate into the real world home and lifestyle that I want to achieve. There. I said it. I’ve joined the “other side” of the Social Media Drains Productivity debate. And I’m not even sorry.
I have been more productive in the couple of weeks since 2015 started than I was for the entirety of the last quarter of 2014. Fact.
I have generated more business, too. And delivered orders faster. And, generally, been more organised, if you’re not looking at the Back to School fiasco of the past two weeks. (Hey, I didn’t say I’d turned into Martha Stewart.)
When I look at it that way, I’m almost afraid to jump into blogging again because if I do and I keep up the momentum and keep at it, how do I know it’s not going to take away from my productivity at work?
And yet, reviving my blog has been on my mind and in the works for quite some time now. I miss having the words come tumbling out and my fingers flying across the keys. I miss feeling like I have a voice and my opinions are worth something, somewhere. Even if that somewhere is just my own little dot in cyberspace.
So, here I am. One year, three months and twelve days since I said goodbye to Blogger…