After seeing this brilliant video, and being frustrated for some time now with the fact that “social media” has very little to do with “social” but everything with “media”, I’m going to undertake a little experiment. I’m going to take the social out of the media, to put it back in my life.
That’s right: I’m removing the oh-so popular personal social media apps from my phone. After all Facebook is like the fridge – you keep looking to see if there’s something new, but there never really is. Enough time wasted.
I am putting myself in “time out” until I can play nice with others, in real life. This may take time as I’m not sure if there are any people left “in real life”. Most of us have serious issues staying in touch, and involved, with our “friends” in the offline, aka “real life” world.
So here we go. I’m changing my social life by taking it back from the media. If you don’t hear from me anymore, you now know why. Shoot me a text, email, or postcard and maybe we can have a real conversation: over coffee, not over Whatsapp.
Meanwhile, if you’d like to learn more about my approach to social media, have a look here. I manage to leverage social media to increase the reach of my work. Some consider me an influencer today, and even though I never aspired to be on social media at that level, I’m excited for the opportunities it brought to me and the doors it opened.
Wilko van de Kamp Author
WILKO VAN DE KAMP is the author of #1 international best seller The Freedom Project and several other books and e-books. He's also an award-winning photographic artist, and professional world traveler. His inspiration comes from traveling all over the world. He calls the Canadian Rocky Mountains his home, and the rest of the world his office. He has been capturing our wonderful planet, and it's beautiful inhabitants, for more than half his life. Wilko has spent his life traveling the world to capture awe-inspiring images for those who wouldn't see them otherwise, and to inspire others to embark on their journey of a lifetime. Through his art, writing and appearances as a keynote speaker he enjoys sharing his colorful experiences with the world. Visit him online at www.wilko.ca