To the social media anxious: ‘It’s okay…’

It’s okay if your blog stats dip from time to time

It’s okay if you don’t blog post everyday or even every second day, people will probably be quite relieved

It’s okay if you lose a follower on twitter, this is the way of the world, you will keep some friends and lose others and most of the time it’s only a marketing affiliate or a girl in a bikini who tweets nothing

It’s okay if you don’t friend everyone on Facebook who asks you or Linkedin or any other social networking site that seemed like a good idea at the time. Nothing bad will happen.

It’s okay if you don’t follow back everyone on Twitter. Would you go out in real life with your 2000 plus best buddies and what would that be like?

It’s okay to sit in the garden and wiggle your toes.

It’s okay if your Klout score drops or if your Farmville fields go unplanted

It’s okay if you haven’t yet had a chance to Digg it

It’s okay if you don’t monetize your blog, your internet presence, your social media savvy, well today anyway.

It’s okay if you aren’t retweeted, people still might have enjoyed what you said

It’s okay if you aren’t on Google+ or if you don’t know what Tumblr is or if Stumbleupon is something you’ve never stumbled upon

It’s okay to look at people when talking. It’s okay to look away from your phone.

It’s okay to look at the sky, even if it’s raining.

It’s okay to leave your social media friends to themselves sometimes, they won’t disappear when you’re not there, like imaginary people in a made up world. They will still be around,  in their safe little boxes, sailing down the twitter stream or fluttering through the pages of the Facebook.

It’s okay to power down

It’s okay to run through the fields barefoot except in case of cow pats

It’s okay to share this blog post (but it’s also okay if you don’t!)