Picture of me journaling with the words: What does self-compassion have to do with social media?

What does self-compassion have to do with Social Media?

So, you may be wondering why I talked so much about self-compassion and now I am starting to talk about social media.

They are unrelated, right? ⁠ ⁠

Nope. They are very related. ⁠ ⁠

First, developing self-compassion skills (and I do believe it is a skill you can develop) and social media skills will both serve us tremendously as artists. ⁠ ⁠

Second, it was through developing self-compassion for myself that I have been able to expand my capacity for sharing. ⁠ ⁠

What do I mean?

Self-compassion is a skill that allows you to practice speaking to yourself like a friend. It is encouraging and comforting and will sometimes lovingly kick you in the butt, but it does not bully or shame. It’s a practice that took me a long time to develop and it is still developing.

And alongside developing my self-compassion skills, I worked on expanding my capacity for sharing. It is really scary to put yourself and your work out there, but it was through the combination of practicing self-compassion and taking baby steps on sharing, that I was able to build both skills.

Neither happened overnight. And I am not promising that by buying my book, Goals, but Different, or going through my playdates, Social Media for Authors, will give you immediate results. ⁠ ⁠

They can. They might. But it is unlikely. ⁠ ⁠

More likely is you will begin building a foundation that will allow you to have steady footing to give you the security to try new things. ⁠ ⁠

And trying new things, experimenting, that is where the fun can be.

Experimenting is how I approach a lot of things in life. Let’s try this and see what happens.

I don’t have a strategy, except to be the best possible human I can be at any given time. To others, but also to myself.

I want to hear from you!