Dear Facebook, Google+, Twitter and LinkedIn (and any of the 1,827 social networks that I may – or may not have – have signed up for),
Sorry. I know it’s kind of cowardly not do this face-to-face, but I don’t know any other way to do it.
For four straight years of trying to win friends, retweets, likes and the elusive +1’s, we just can’t seem to get on the same page.
On a few occasions, I thought we had figured each other out, but by the time we were on the same page, everything seemed to change.
The harder I tried, the more I have failed. I’ve shared with you some of the things I like most, even some intimate moments, and I even created fun and (what I thought were) creative ways to win you over, but all I have received in response is “What is the point of this?”
A few weeks back, I reached a breaking point. I sat there for five minutes just trying to find the right, witty, yet not-to-over-the-top comment for you. But I couldn’t find the words.
I am done trying to win you over.
I am done checking you 47 times a day to see if you have liked my newest blog post or that interesting article I shared with you.
And I am done with people getting offended when I don’t follow them.
It’s too much work. I have enough stress in my life and this is the cherry on top.
Over the past few years, we have had a pretty strong bond. We’ve been able to meet some great people, like Hal Humphreys, Phillip Becnel, Oliver Mackson and Eli Rosenblatt. But at the end of the day, despite many promises, I’ve never really won you over.
It’s not you, it’s me. I am sure of it.
The “experts” will tell me, that I am doing it all wrong. I am sure I am. I’ve read countless “self help” books from the likes of Chris Brogan, Gary Vaynerchuk and Guy Kawasaki, but I just can’t get my arms around you.
Having said all of that, I am not totally going away. I am just taking a break from worrying about our relationship so much.
I am sure we will rekindle our love again sometime. Probably pretty soon. But I don’t want to make any empty promises.