Truly a Monday…

Today was a test.

Yesterday I learned that the social media gods were frowning upon me. I’ve been put into a timeout on Facebook because someone objected to either the quantity or content of my posts in a group I belong to. I’m not going to go into the level frustration I feel about the fact that FB does this without warning you, without asking for your input or doing much of anything to investigate the validity of the complaint. Complaint received = 30 day suspension.

This creates a number of problems for me in administering the fitness and nutrition challenge groups I’m running or soon to start that use Facebook groups as their platform. Sux. But what am I going to do? Demand a refund on the non-existent fee I pay to use Facebook?

What it does is make me aware that focusing too much of my efforts in this business on one social media platform is a recipe for disaster. Yesterday I was fatalistic about the whole thing. I said “I’ll just use this time as a chance to invest more time into other platforms,” and I will do that. But today I felt butt hurt about the whole thing.

I don’t like to go along with the whole “I hate Mondays” crowd. That’s silly and arbitrary. It’s just a day. Today really felt like a “Monday” though. My better half is not feeling well. My daughter was not feeling well. I had a vendor lunch at work (Message to all well-meaning business development folks – if you want to talk business, let’s get coffee sometime. When I’m in a restaurant I want to focus on the dining experience, not talk about work). I could go on and on. Regardless of the name of the day, today was a difficult one.

I got some things done though. I got my workout in. I got a couple of really nice hugs from my wife and kiddo and my dog was happy to see me.

Sometimes you just have to keep pushing play.

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