#470: How I Overcame My Fear Of Getting Personal On Social Media

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This is a podcast episode titled, #470: How I Overcame My Fear Of Getting Personal On Social Media. The summary for this episode is: <h3><span style="font-weight: 400;">Opening up on social media can be hard, but it will pay off in the long run</span></h3> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Have you ever truly thought about what life was like</span> <strong>before social media</strong><span style="font-weight: 400;">? </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">I may be dating myself, but I remember writing notes to friends and family and dropping them in the mail, snapping pictures with Polaroid cameras, and calling a friend (whose phone number I knew by heart) when I needed some social interaction, instead of scrolling through Instagram. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">It was a totally different time -- not any better, and not any worse than it is now -- but I will say that the</span> <strong>connection you felt from sharing your life with a few close friends</strong> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">as opposed to hundreds or thousands on social media was something really special. </span></p> <p><strong>Life was a bit more mysterious</strong> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">because everything we did wasn’t available for everybody to see, let alone have an opinion about. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">I won’t lie -- I have struggled with</span> <strong>posting about my personal life on social media</strong><span style="font-weight: 400;">, and if you take a look at my Instagram feed you’ll see that while there are some personal posts sprinkled throughout, it’s mostly business content. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">I’m pretty reserved when it comes to opening up about my marriage, my insecurities, and being a step-mom for a couple of reasons, which you’ll hear about in this episode. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">That being said, over time, I realized that in order to have the business that I dreamt of having,</span> <strong>I needed to let my audience in</strong> <span style="font-weight: 400;">– and little by little, that’s just what I did.</span><strong> </strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">So I thought it would be great to share how I’ve</span> <strong>managed to overcome some of the anxiety</strong> <span style="font-weight: 400;">I’ve had about sharing personal content on social platforms because let’s be real, it can be intimidating to do if you’re a private person -- but it’s also a necessary part of being an online entrepreneur in 2022.</span></p> <p><strong>In this episode, you’ll hear: </strong></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">The</span> <strong>limiting beliefs</strong> <span style="font-weight: 400;">that held me back from posting personal content for years</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">How I’ve managed to</span> <strong>overcome anxiety</strong> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">about letting people into my personal life online</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">What it's like to have a</span> <strong>partner who doesn’t love social media</strong><span style= "font-weight: 400;">, and how we’ve found a way to make it enjoyable and comfortable for both of us</span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Happy listening!</span></p> <h3>Rate, Review, & Follow on Apple Podcasts</h3> <p>"I love Amy and Online Marketing Made Easy." <-- If that sounds like you, <a href= "https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/online-marketing-made-easy-with-amy-porterfield/id594703545?mt=2" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">please consider rating and reviewing my show</a>! This helps me support more people -- just like you -- move toward the online life and business that they desire. <a href= "https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/online-marketing-made-easy-with-amy-porterfield/id594703545?mt=2" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Click here</a>, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate with five stars, and select “Write a Review.” Then be sure to let me know what you loved most about the episode!</p> <p>Also, if you haven’t done so already, follow the podcast. I’m adding a bunch of bonus episodes to the feed and, if you’re not following, there’s a good chance you’ll miss out. <a href= "https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/online-marketing-made-easy-with-amy-porterfield/id594703545?mt=2" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Follow now!</a></p>

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Opening up on social media can be hard, but it will pay off in the long run

Have you ever truly thought about what life was like before social media

I may be dating myself, but I remember writing notes to friends and family and dropping them in the mail, snapping pictures with Polaroid cameras, and calling a friend (whose phone number I knew by heart) when I needed some social interaction, instead of scrolling through Instagram. 

It was a totally different time -- not any better, and not any worse than it is now -- but I will say that the connection you felt from sharing your life with a few close friends as opposed to hundreds or thousands on social media was something really special. 

Life was a bit more mysterious because everything we did wasn’t available for everybody to see, let alone have an opinion about. 

I won’t lie -- I have struggled with posting about my personal life on social media, and if you take a look at my Instagram feed you’ll see that while there are some personal posts sprinkled throughout, it’s mostly business content. 

I’m pretty reserved when it comes to opening up about my marriage, my insecurities, and being a step-mom for a couple of reasons, which you’ll hear about in this episode. 

That being said, over time, I realized that in order to have the business that I dreamt of having, I needed to let my audience in – and little by little, that’s just what I did. 

So I thought it would be great to share how I’ve managed to overcome some of the anxiety I’ve had about sharing personal content on social platforms because let’s be real, it can be intimidating to do if you’re a private person -- but it’s also a necessary part of being an online entrepreneur in 2022.

In this episode, you’ll hear: 

  • The limiting beliefs that held me back from posting personal content for years
  • How I’ve managed to overcome anxiety about letting people into my personal life online
  • What it's like to have a partner who doesn’t love social media, and how we’ve found a way to make it enjoyable and comfortable for both of us

Happy listening!

Rate, Review, & Follow on Apple Podcasts

"I love Amy and Online Marketing Made Easy." <-- If that sounds like you, please consider rating and reviewing my show! This helps me support more people -- just like you -- move toward the online life and business that they desire. Click here, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate with five stars, and select “Write a Review.” Then be sure to let me know what you loved most about the episode!

Also, if you haven’t done so already, follow the podcast. I’m adding a bunch of bonus episodes to the feed and, if you’re not following, there’s a good chance you’ll miss out. Follow now!