Social media has played a HUGE part in my life. Especially lately. I started this blog over a year ago and I’ve never looked back. Blogging has given me an outlet for all those random thoughts in my head. It also gives me something that is mine and that I don’t have to share. Greedy much? I really love having that one thing that is mine because I can do what I want with it and I don’t have to answer to anybody.
Since I’ve started, so many doors have opened up for me. I’ve had the opportunity to make a little bit of money for my family. Sometimes that money made a huge difference. For example, I had a flat tire and the only way I could afford a brand new tire right then and there was because I had some blogging money.
I’ve also had the chance to work with some awesome companies whom I met through different blogging groups. I love learning about brands that I never would have heard of if it wasn’t for me blogging about them.
My most favorite parts of social media are the connections I’ve made with fellow bloggers. Twitter has been an excellent way for me to connect with other bloggers all around the US. In fact, I’m rooming with three other bloggers at BlogHer that I’ve never met in real life. But because of social media, we’ve had the chance to get to know each other before we go.
The only downside of social media is that I tend to forget how long I’ve been sitting here at the computer. Before I know it, two hours of passed and I’ve got nothing done.
Overall, social media has bettered my life. It has helped me learn about so many companies, products, brands, people, and blogs that I would have never known about. Now, lets just hope I can control how much time I spend online and keep things balanced.