I am experimenting with WordPress the popular blogging platform. My reason for doing so is to see how it works as a social blogging system. I will share my findings with you and let you know what my experience is. Some day we might have to migrate there because Tumblr could radically be different because of Yahoo. My advice is to open a blog there and test it for yourself. Stay tuned for more information.
People are social creatures, treating them rudely has psychological impact.
I wonder if social media, texting and other forms of electronic communications have impacted our writing quality? It seems like it to me because of the shorthand and abbreviations that are used. We write for short lengths and have to get our point across sooner or else we lose the attention of our audience. We are writing more for the social masses which means we sometimes forget what we learned in our writing classes. What is your experience with this?
I am not one for conflict, it’s not in my nature and its quite uncomfortable.
Being nice means being awkward sometimes.
Sometimes I wonder, would some of my followers have coffee with me? Can you imagine a bunch of Tumblr users sitting around a table making real conversations face to face. I hope none of us have forgotten how to be social without the social networks. Would we be able to put down our phones long enough. My wife thinks I am a little addicted to my smartphone and she is right. The question is, would you want to be in the company of people you have only known through blog posts?
I can survive online with just Tumblr, Flickr, Twitter and Instagram…I don’t think I would miss the unnecessary drama that brews there much of the time. Maybe I’ll be missed there a little. I am a progressive/liberal and my views aren’t understood by my more conservative friends. Facebook has become a platform for ads and stuff. I’ll give this a go.
Go to my actual blog and look for the social buttons there on the right hand side and follow me elsewhere. Connections are good.