“Social media fatigue” is a phrase used more and more loosely by entrepreneurs to express the frustration they experience when they do not get immediate results from their attempts at leveraging social media.
As Rhea Drysdale contends, it is time we stopped calling it fatigue, and started facing the real issues: fear and disappointment.
“It’s easy to pretend like we don’t care what others think of us and justify our fear and disappointment. The truth is, we do care. Maybe not about everyone, but we all have an audience who is important to us. They’re probably the motivation behind everything we do. I care most about what my family, my employees, my clients, and my mentors think of me. I don’t want to disappoint them or say anything stupid on social media that will make them question something about my character, work, or values. That’s why it’s so much easier to not even try. You can’t have negative consequences if you don’t act, so we let fear and disappointment produce “social media fatigue.””
Content Curator Cendrine Marrouat
Cendrine Marrouat is a journalist, blogger, content curator, and author located in Canada. She is the founder of Creative Ramblings, a social media blog focusing on entrepreneurs and small businesses, and teaches classes on social media 101. Her latest release, "The Little Big eBook on Blogging: 40 Traffic Generation Tips," is a comprehensive resource that provides bloggers of all levels with essential information and precise guidance to attract quality traffic to their blogs.