So here we are on a sunday evening when all you should have in front of you is a full tummy from your roast dinner, a full glass of wonderful wine and the joy of knowing that Downton is on tonight! Doesn’t that sound perfect, and I bet loads of households are doing just that but when you run your own business then a sunday evening is very different! I firstly want to say that running my own company is possibly the best thing I have ever done and in fact is probably the best job I have ever had and the hardest I have ever worked but it really does show you how different life can be, how better life can be!
Apart from doing almost everything ourselves, my husband and I also manage our own social media and I am blown away at how many people you can ‘talk’ to simply by putting an interesting post on facebook or a funny comment on twitter and then sit back and read the responses! I am not sure how businesses traded before the internet but without social media, no company will ever survive and those that chose to ignore this fact are either naïve or have a death wish! My point however is that in a desire to be ‘socially’ active, a person could in fact become unsociable in their own home! Our children are just about old enough now to understand and know that Youtube, Google and Facebook exist and I know that it won’t be long before they are bugging us for the various gadgets and accounts so they can speak to their friends that they spoke to at school only a few hours beforehand but this is their world now! My observation though is that unchecked, we are capable of using a machine to chat to other people rather than simply talking to each other face to face and with our mouths! I love social media, I find it mind blowing that I can be one person away from any celebrity/politician/writer/newsreader…..and the list goes on, who may actually see my comment and may even reply! It is good that the world has become a smaller place and people have become more accessible but a small part of me is sad when I see my niece, nephews and even brother-in-law with a phone or ipad in their hands during a recent visit to Wales, commenting on what other people were saying rather than asking us what we had to say!
There have been many articles, blogs etc on this subject and there will be many more but from someone who loves taking, I am really going to make a concerted effort to talk to people around me rather than via facebook or twitter….unless its for business ofcourse!
Until next time, Nikki x