Hope you’re keeping well, Lee here.
So I have been thinking about this for a while (5/6 years in fact 🤣).
5/6 years ago I deleted all of the PTI social media accounts, as part of a challenge, as I just didn’t find value in them anymore. I also deleted all of my personal accounts too. I ended up setting up LinkedIn personally and a business page for PTI.
People always said to me that you can’t run a business without social media these days (they still say it to me), that was just the challenge I needed to hear 🤣
They also say to me that they wish they could delete their accounts because it’s so frustrating, but they are afraid of missing out or not being able to keep their business running properly.
I believe we (PTI) have made some unbelievable relationships with companies, hospitals, councils, professionals, students and individuals and I do believe that this is due to actually not having social media, as we make more of an effort to build proper relationships.
This is not to say that you can’t build great relationships with social media, a lot of people find unbelievable value in it, I just don’t. You always have to do what works best for you.
I always say to people, if the positives outweigh the negatives for you keep social media. If the negatives outweigh the positives, get rid of it.
Anyway, the reason for the message is just to say that at the end of August I am deleting the PTI business page (and my personal LinkedIn page) as once again the negatives are outweighing the positives.
At PTI we will be using our blog, newsletter and podcast as our social outlet going forward (with zero social media).
Not really big news or anything but just thought I’d let you all know just in case you were wondering where the page went 🤣
If you’d like to let me know your thoughts please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Have an awesome week folks.