As I walked in the front door, I heard Karen yell from the back of the store "Hey Melissa, I need your help!" I quickly stashed my purse and headed her direction. This was shortly after 12:00. Thursday is typically a slow day for Karen. However, this was not the case today. I'm not sure if there was something in the water or if everyone in the Metroplex decided they needed antiques today. Karen was slammed (which yea for her, I like seeing a small business do well). Before we knew it, it was 5:00 and time to close.
I don't know about you, but my small business depends on word of mouth and social media (insert shameless plug click here for AWESOME Jewelry ). This means I spend a lot of my day checking Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and other sites. By the time I had dinner and discussed the day with my husband, it was 7:30. Horror of horrors! I hadn't been on social media since 9:00 AM. And that is when the panic set in.
10 hours had passed! That's like 1000 years in social media time. What had I missed? I could have gone from obscurity to "It Girl" and back to obscurity without even knowing it (okay, that's a wee bit of an exaggeration, but you get my point). Think of all the awesome pins I had missed in those 10 hours (please, contain your gasps of shock and horror).
In my "panic" I realized I just may spend to much time on the internet. This will require more thought and further investigation. I may need to run an experiment in the near future and see if I can stay off Twitter and Facebook for a full 24 hours. Will my world come crashing down on me or will I survive to blog about it? This could prove to be interesting...
While I ponder my experiment, let me share with you the coolest pin I've seen today:
|I just KNEW Texas was God's country! Even the clouds agree!|
Until Tomorrow - Melissa
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