After learning about Google Reader's Ultimate Demise, I put the feelers out over Twitter and Instagram and asked what your thoughts were on competitive alternatives. The names of multiple platforms were thrown out there but it seems that Bloglovin' received the vast majority of votes.
I registered over on Bloglovin' almost two years ago but never really found my rhythm, so my account has laid dormant...unorganized and unloved. Until today. Like many of you, I'll be importing my feed over to BlogLovin' so that I can still keep up with all you fine peeps out there.
As much as I write about how Change is Good, I'd be lying if I said I loved it, or that the challenge of learning something new didn't scare me. It does. Nowadays, it seems like social media platforms are constantly changing, and honestly, sometimes I feel overwhelmed - like I just can't keep up. And really, who wants to fall behind, when so much of what we do, so much of our livelihood and our connection with one another relies heavily on social media? And I'm not just referring to blogging or taking cute photos on Instagram and sharing them with your audience; so many small businesses (including mine, which is on hiatus at the moment) rely heavily on the advertisement and traffic driven from social media outlets. Is it just me, or is anyone else exhausted by this idea?
As long as I choose to be a part of the online community, I realize that I have no room to complain. So, I won't. I'm going to bite my tongue, put on my Big Girl Panties (I really hate the way that sounds, or even the way it looks to type it, but it's a metaphor - it works) and get over it.