How cliche’ would it be of me to talk about it being November and how thankful I am for things in my life? It would be. But, listening to the radio on my way into work today, the DJs were discussing the effects of all our social media habits and how they’re actually making us less social with each other not fitting time in for face-to-face relationships anymore. This got me to thinking about the countless hours that are spent each day texting and posting on Facebook, Twitter and all our other favorite social media channels. I know we’re communicating with each other but what happened to chatting in person or on the phone? All this reminded me of an e-card that I had once seen which I think says it all…..
Now don’t get me wrong. I’m not suggesting social media is a bad thing and that we should do away with it. Social media is here to stay and is a great tool which has its place. In fact we encourage our clients to incorporate it into their brand awareness campaigns making it a part of their culture. It can be a good thing. I just think it was a great reminder to me to pick up the phone or stop by more often and make my chat time more personal. So this is my challenge to you for the remainder of November. Give your keyboard and thumbs a rest and tell someone in person or over the phone why you are thankful for them. They might you and you may even create a ing. And that could be a plus for you, that is.