Social Burnout is a condition in which acute fatigue attacks the user, and the user is no longer energized by social interactions.
Common Symptoms Include
- You don’t have enough time to participate in Social Media.
- You find yourself saying, “They aren’t that interesting.”
- The cursor blinks a steady beat while your latest blog post is empty.
- You want to quit.
- Fingerpaint Or Go Home Go back to your roots of being creative. Create content. Find great content. Remember the quip, “If you’re bored, then you’re boring.”
- Dial Down The Noise I promise you, it’s OK to unfollow on Twitter, Facebook has many settings to tweak, and you can unsubscribe to all those email reminders from FriendFeed, LinkedIn, Meetups, MySpace — whatever you might be social on.
- Deep Sea Diving Take a deep breathe and delve in. If someone links an article, take the time to read it and respond to their status update. Groups and lists are your oxygen tanks — they can help you stay down deep, longer. Use them!
- Pursue & Conquer Pursue new ideas. Find people with similar interests. With this new community, go out and conquer those goals! Find a community interested in learning Mandarin, and create study partnerships. Seek out complementary businesses in your industry and work together for an event.
- We Are People All of those people, are people. Be social. Say hello. Strike up a conversation. Really, it’s OK.