Do you know what I’ve grown tired of in social media?
It’s like you open any social media platform and there are 3 million articles on…everything. From what new food you absolutely must eat or you’ll never be healthy again to 3 reasons why you should never, ever, ever yell at your kid or your scar him for life.
I swear, my head is so full of information that I can barely stand it!
But do you know what I miss about social media?
I used to be really active on my personal profile. I would post little tidbits about my kids throughout the day and my friends would respond. It was personal, warm, and fun….and it gave me a sense of belonging to a community of friends whom I may never again see in this lifetime.
But now our lives…and timelines are so crammed with information that it’s hard to find that community again. To be sure, I am part of that information flood with my blog. And yet, I’ve grown tired of my Facebook page because it is no longer community-building. All I do is throw information out there into Facebook land and hope that someone appreciates the effort I made.
And yet, I don’t believe this is nearly as effective as creating a community of believers who utilize this valuable information to encourage, motivate, and inspire…the vision behind A Little R & R.
It is one thing to say, “Here’s a great article you need to read.” and hope someone reads it.
But it’s quite another to say, “I know you’re walking through a season of grief and loss. I found this printable the other day and thought of you.”
The one is pushing information, the other is community-oriented, warm, and personal.
I have been disinterested in my Facebook page for a while now. Not only does Facebook regularly change the way the content from Facebook pages is seen, it has implemented changes that strongly regulate what page administrators can share.
I am sure many of you have seen the frustration of many Facebook page administrators lately, trying very hard to get their content seen by those who have liked their pages. It is frustrating, because the time I spend curating, scheduling and creating content for my page often seems wasted.
That is why last weekend I chose to make a radical change.
This is a step of faith, guys! And yet, they say the definition of insanity is doing the same thing the same way and expecting different results.
I’m tired of running my Facebook page the same way and hoping something will change on its own. Or better yet, that Facebook will suddenly discover how amazing I am and decide to show my stuff to everyone! (that was a joke, in case you think I’m really that delusional!)
Enter Daily Christian Living
My dad – who blogs at Foundational – and I have teamed up to open a new Facebook group, that will replace our pages. It is called “Daily Christian Living”.
Daily Christian Living is a community, a group where Christians can encourage, motivate, and inspire one another to live this Christian life with wisdom and passion for Jesus Christ!
Over the next few weeks we will be encouraging our Facebook followers to join us in the Daily Christian Living Facebook group as our pages will be slowly phased out by the end of the month.
I hope you’ll join me there. It is not a place where we push information. Yes, we will share some of our blog content there; but it will be personal, warm, inviting….it will be community!
Now for the party!!!!!
This party will run from 8pm EST Tuesday night through Saturday morning.
1. Link up as many posts as you’d like (even giveaways!)
2. Link up old posts you wish would have received more attention!
3. Link back to A Little R & R
4. The party runs through Saturday morning! So have FUN!