My social media strategy stinks. Typical of other aspects of my life, it’s a failure. (I am a failure at life.) Yet I don’t give up because of my faith and hope in God and his vindication. Until then, I feel called by God to bash my head against the wall with endurance and patience.
This is pretty preposterous I know. Everybody hates me, everybody hopes I die. This is true on twitter where I have over 1000 unfollowers. This is true on youtube where most of my videos go viral. (That is to say they make people sick and they avoid them.) This is true on Facebook where my wall is constructed of blocks. This is true on tumblr where bloggers ignore my questions and answer annon’s. This is especially true IRL. I ask people to checkout my website feedingjimmy.com. I never hear from them or see them again.
Why don’t I just give up on social media? Believe me, I’d love to. Except God revealed to me some amazing things in his Word. With it came a burning in my chest stronger than a Taco Bell Cool Ranch Doritos Taco heartburn. Most days I’m on the verge of a nervous breakdown. But a positive nervous breakdown.
I must get this message out. And social media is a MEDIUM for information. My failures to this point will do nothing but prove that any traction I get from now on comes from God.
I must convey this message through any MEDIUM at my disposal. Including twitter, youtube, Facebook, tumblr and IRL. Especially IRL. So many of us are sick of hunching over a small illuminated screen at all hours of the day and night. Would you like to look into my eyes – in person – as I teach you about the food eating freedom that we have in Jesus Christ?
We’re all tired of the snide, drunken cynicism on twitter. We’re all tired of the pretentious, guilt-ridden scrapbooking on Facebook. We’ve had enough of the psudo-intellectual heel biting on tumblr. (not to mention porn. what’s wrong with these kids on tumblr. They have interior design posts then suddenly a pornographic image. Oh, sorry. It’s art.) Pinterest? I’m not even sure I’m allowed to log onto there. It’s like that magazine Real Simple. They don’t really make it clear if it’s just for women or not. youtube. I’m not going to say anything bad about youtube. But I’m sure that some people somewhere are tired of it. I guess the most sickening thing there is the shameless self promotion.
Ok. But if I use all these social media for the purpose of conveying the Gospel of Jesus Christ then LOOK OUT. And I mean the actual Gospel. Not this liberal nonsense that gets spread around today. That’s my new social media strategy. Make every thought captive and obedient to Christ. And also to emphasize this message IRL.