I do @EllieAdorn. But not too well, I think. I began tweeting last year after starting my little mama necklace business. I didn’t really know much about Twitter and just sort of learned as a went.
I started connecting with moms mostly about attachment parenting and breastfeeding, big topics on my mind at the time (still are) and they also seemed relevant to my nursing necklaces.
Once the blog came along, I’ve expanded my interests considerably and have continued to *meet* some truly remarkable people. Several of these new online friends and colleagues have generously provided Motherhood Unadorned with wonderful and courageous guest posts such as @MamaPearDesigns @Greek_Momma @MamaRobinJ @AspiringMama @OneCraftyEllie @dmocha1223 and more.
In fact, in the next couple of weeks I’ll be publishing more guest posts because this blog (in my humble opinion) is not just about me. It’s about you too.
I want to not only provide you with wonderful resources of information and support I’ve found online. But also hear your stories so we can support each other right here on the blog. (So stay tuned for more. And please let me know if you’re open to sharing.)
But back to Twitter.
I seem to go in spurts with my tweets. Some days I get really sucked in and have intriguing conversations with others bloggers, companies and parents like me and you. But other days it seems overwhelming to me. Information overload. I just tweet my posts or giveaways and then hide.
I’m not sure why, but Twitter is making me anxious.
Maybe it’s because I feel guilty when I’m on my phone too much during the day. I’m a stay at home mom, so I need to focus on the kids. I’d hate to have my kids every childhood memory include me AND my phone or computer.
But I also truly want to keep up with and interact with my online friends. To use the very real support systems on Twitter and Facebook like #PPDChat that I don’t seem to have time for each week. (By the way, I’ll have more on #PPDChat coming soon.)
There are so many amazing blogs, Facebook pages and Twitter pals that constantly inspire me, if I just have the time to read and interact. But some days it’s all I can do to just stay awake and manage my two small kids, husband and house, without the need or desire for social communicating.
I need a social media clone, a mom clone, a blogging clone, and a necklace-making clone, and then I can focus on straightening out my mental health, being present for my family, and getting more sleep!
How about you? Does social media calm you? Help distract you from your racing brain? Or does it add to the chaos?
Some days, for me, it does both!