Why I’m Leaving Most Social Media Platforms
“Web2 is the caterpillar. Web3 is the butterfly. It’s time to fly.” -Mitch Jackson
Web2 has been a fun ride. It’s been a great vehicle to help me learn from and add value to the community. It’s allowed me to make new friends, experience new opportunities, and test new technologies.
Despite all the value web2 has brought to my business and life, the platforms have changed, and frankly, so have I. Long story short, it’s time for a major pivot to a single web2 platform and a few select web3 and metaverse platforms. All the details are below.
For many reasons (all good), I’m moving most of my digital web2 conversations and interactions over to my public Discord. I created it for friends and my community to hang out, have meaningful interactions, and share. I’m also going to stay active on LinkedIn.
Over the next two months and through the end of December, I’ll spend less time on traditional social media platforms. By the end of the year, I’ll be discontinuing my use of most platforms, limiting my involvement to an interview now and then. Instead, I’ll continue the relationships and conversations on my Discord.
Since I’m the guy who wrote an Amazon best-selling book on social media, “The Ultimate Guide to Social Media for Business Owners, Entrepreneurs, and Professionals,” I struggled a bit before finally making this decision. But things have changed over the years and now that I’ve made the decision, I feel like the world’s weight has been lifted off my shoulders. I’m excited to move forward, and so are friends of mine who have already joined me in the new community.
There isn’t any single issue or event that’s led me to this decision. I’m very busy as a trial lawyer and, frankly, tired of all the noise and nonsense we see daily on social media. Besides health, family, and friends, protecting my time is very important to me. I’m consolidating and simplifying my digital conversations and relationships in this space to complement the above priorities.
Eventually, and by January 1, 2023, my Discord and LinkedIn will be the primary place where I’ll interact and share with my community. My online attention will revolve around web3 and the metaverse.
I have to tell you, I can’t wait for this to happen.
I’ve built large communities on most of the traditional social media platforms. The friends, connections, and opportunities that have come from these relationships mean the world to me. I don’t take them for granted.
With the above in mind and always focusing on the present and future, much thought and consideration have gone into this decision. The transition will be gradual. I want to give everyone who is interested the chance to stay connected plenty of time to do so. By the end of the year, the move will be final.
When I’m skiing this winter and want to check in with my community, the only web2 apps I’ll be using while riding the lift to the top of Mammoth will be Discord and LinkedIn. Next summer, when I’m out for a long run or paddle around the island, my Discord and LinkedIn feeds will be the only places I’ll be engaging, sharing pics and videos. While sitting down at the courthouse waiting for my case to be called, I’ll be responding to legal, biz, web3, and metaverse questions only inside these apps and communities.
For the most part, LinkedIn is free from all the noise and drama so I’m sure you can appreciate why I’m going to stick around on this business oriented web2 platform. But a few of you have asked, why Discord?
First, it’s easy to use on phones, tablets, laptops, and desktops. I can even access the Discord platform from inside the metaverse.
Second, together with the input of my community, it allows us to be in control, not a corporate-generated algorithm driven by marketing, profits, or the decisions of misguided eccentric executives and billionaires.
So that’s the latest from yours truly.
I hope you will stay connected with me on Linkedin and Discord. These are the web2 platforms where I’ll be continuing to share my posts, thoughts, and ideas. This is where I’m inviting you to stay engaged with me if you’re inclined to do so.
Thanks, and please ping me with questions.
And one more thing. Never stop making each day your masterpiece!