Should You Social Network? Part Three

So, after reading those steps, you can now make an informed decision on whether to network or not.

I tried to be as objective as I can, but now it is probably a good time to share my opinion.

Unless you are wildly successful, or you enjoy it to the extreme, I would advise against social networking.

Why?

  1. Again, it’s time consuming

People have a lot of trouble getting things done or finding time to do things. There never seems to be enough time in the day. As Leonardo Da Vinci has said, though, everyone has the same amount of time (24 hours), it’s they do with it that matters.

A lot of people waste their time with silly problems and useless things. There are many ways to free up time which I will cover in my personal development blog, once it gets started.

One of the problems is that social networking often is very time consuming. To be more productive, dropping it may be nessecar

2. It’s not productive

Sure, you may be able to argue that it may get more reader s to your blog, it may help you sell things, it may give you enjoyment, but it is far from the most productive thing that you can do.

Being productive is one of the main things that determine success. I don’t remember who said it, but I heard that 80% of success is simply showing up.

For example, if you go to the gym, you will lose a lot more weigh t (or at least greatly improve your probability of losing weight) than if you sat at home on your couch, watching TV and eating potato chips.

The social networking sites are not where you need to be to be productive. There are much better places, and you will minimize your success by 80% if you don’t go to those places.

3. Addiction

Being on these social networking sites usually are okay at the beginning. You may not spend that much time on them, and since the time is not substantial, it doesn’t really matter.

However, the time rarely stays the same. Instead, it booms greatly and begins to make a huge difference in your life.

The problem with addiction is that it is very hard to stop. Once you become addicted to something, it will only get worse over time. Before you know it, you may find yourself being one of those bums who sits on their computer all day networking (blogging and having websites are different because they are productive).

If you really like it, though, then you probably shouldn’t rob yourself completely. Just limit your time and you will live a better life!

If you have not started yet, I would strongly suggest to not start, because you will most likely get addicted.

However, if you are one of the few who really can minimize their time on these networks per day to equal or less to the time it takes them to write one post.

I hope to see you on Twitter; just don’t spend too much time there!

Update: I made a video on this:

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