Ahh Social Media.. this week’s topic for Finish the Sentence.
What do I think of Social Media?? I started blogging before there was a G+, when StumbleUpon was just a spark on the internet, Pinterest hadn’t been invented and MySpace was dying its slow death as Facebook danced a Jig on its gravestone. I started on Blogger and learned the ins and outs of design and how to get read. I learned how quickly adults can turn into cliquish high schoolers and attack another person because they don’t agree with what they wrote. Other bloggers learned when I was pushed to pick sides my hair caught fire and I was forced to break bad and tell some people to grow up.
I think you get out of it what you put into it and sometimes you put more in for others and have to learn when enough is enough. I don’t mind promoting you , I don’t mind sharing. But I do have an issue when there is not some form of reciprocity there.
I am on Twitter and have a Fan Page on FB. I have LinkedIn and SkillPages and Klout.
I have all my adult conversations on here and more than once it has saved my children’s life.
I think it is what you allow it to be in your life.
For me it is the acknowledgment that I am not alone in my struggles. Laughter is the best medicine, and I have a ton of people that I would love to invite to the hill for a fire pit and drinking evening. Bring the tents and the RV’s we will make it a weekend.
Mom, wife, sister, daughter. I am covering them all. Lover of words and the power they have on the minds of those who read them. This is my place to spin my tales if you will. To bring you my reader right to my front porch swing with me. To share a laugh, a cry or to just sit quietly and be grateful for the beauty that is my hillside in Kentucky. Look around, don't be afraid. Check out the fridge for some home cooked leftovers, the bookshelf for some amazing books, and the photo albums for a glimpse at my life, my loves and my other passion, photography.