[June 1, 2020] As part of my continuing desire to streamline my leadership blog’s website, all social media links are removed.1 On a related topic, several regular readers of my site have written to complain that social media like Facebook and Twitter are blocking content the big companies don’t like. LinkedIn also dabbles in censorship, and I’ve been on the receiving end of that censorship as well.
Social media has not impressed me when it comes to my leadership blog. They drive very little traffic and are not worth my investment in time. Thus, such a decision is really about the cost and time savings by removing social media from my website. Their censorship is also part of why I made this decision.
I have advertised on Facebook and other sites and found that they do an overall good job of attracting readers to my website. Remembering my original intent to help spread the word about relevant, current leadership topics, I’m still following my self-appointed task. Six years ago, I adopted a New Year’s resolution on leadership.2 One of my 11 resolutions was to “Create a leadership Facebook page and solicit people to join it.” Now, I feel comfortable breaking that pledge.
Leadership means a lot of things to a lot of people. My recent turnaround on social media has been a long time coming. My wife asked why it took so long for me to delete them from my blog. Well, sometimes, I’m just a little slower than the average person.
- I removed the links but my social media sites, for the time being, remain active.
- 2014 New Year’s Resolution for Leadership: https://www.theleadermaker.com/2014-new-years-resolution-for-leadership/