"As of June 7, 2013, I will no longer post anything on social media including twitter, facebook, and blog posts, including the suspension of the Family Medicine Rocks Website and Podcast - Indefinitely - as I sort out the next step in my social media life..."
This announcement was made on today's podcast which was Family Medicine Rocks Podcast 307 entitled, "Social Media Soul Searching." You can listen to the entire audio podcast in the player above, or download here.
It has definitely been a long week for me as I celebrated my seventh year of being in social media with my initial blog starting in June 2006. I encourage you to read through my blog posts of this week including, "Blogging Anniversary," " Reflections From Seven Years Online," "The Race For Relevancy," "Social Media Soul Searching." At this point, social media is no longer fun, and I explore those thoughts more in the video below.
I've gotten feedback this week saying that I'm a "drama queen" and "just trying to get attention." I understand people saying that, and I'm not offended. My goal was something of transparency in what I've been going through this week and the announcement that was made today. Some thanked me for sharing this process because they have, or they are going through something similar in their social media lives.
I don't know how long I'll be gone from social media as I sort through things. However, any announcements I'll make will be through this website. I encourage you to click here and e-mail subscribe to the blog posts here. And, soon as I have something to announce, I'll place it up here on the blog.
Finally, as I said during the podcast, Thank You, Thank You, and Thank You for all your support through the years, and especially to those of you who have reached out to me this week. I have been humbled and I will always be humbled by those who are interested in what I write, say, and speak. It is because of you that I am the social media person that I am today. I am very grateful to my audience. I encourage everyone out there to keep telling your story, and never forget why you started in social media in the first place....