Here’s my thoughts on the social media and other stuff that vies for a writer’s time.
Actually, that’s most of YOU when it comes to SM.
Me, I’m cool.
Here’s how to embrace it, in a nutshell.
When I first started running, I would run for some distance, and then when that got comfortable, when I feel like I could do it all the time, I would add to the distance. So maybe I went from 1 mile to 1.5 miles. And of course, the first half dozen times I had to do 1.5 miles, it kicked my ass. But then after many weeks 1.5 miles wasn’t a big deal and so I would increase it to 2 miles – and then 2 miles would kick my ass for a while.
That’s it. That’s how you do it.
Baby steps. (BTW, if you think running two miles is baby steps, go run two miles and when the ambulance arrives to pick your gasping carcass off the sidewalk, we’ll talk.)
The point is, you can add to it and add to it, but when you first started into it, SM probably kicked/kicks/will kick your ass. I think social media added to writing added to other life needs, gets that way. But it’s a temporary thing. We eventually get used to working at that pace and then find we can push ourselves to the next level.