What is your preferred social network? Is Facebook still relevant to you?
The birds this morning were tweeting. I wonder what they were posting & hashtagging? Nature was alive at dawn and talking that’s for sure.
The problem with being hyper-connected on different platforms is that people who might have a issue with your personal opinions might take offense. Yes its easy to say I don’t care what they think about what I am posting but when you live in community with them it makes it tough. Of course when some folks will try to tell you that your opinion is wrong then it becomes a situation where you have to go undercover. No one should have to do cloak themselves or what they feel. All any of us can do is to be ourselves and to keep on blogging.
Blogging and other social media is something fun, something cool, something that gives one a platform to express yourself. It’s not supposed to be a chore or something that keeps you from enjoying other parts of your life. My goodness I have seen my share of drama on social media and it isn’t pretty. Call me a idealist but I think our words should enlighten, inspire and create good relationships. However we see the opposite. Friends lets come together, support one another and have fun…I repeat have fun. Enjoy this thing we call social media, take control of it, make it your own.
I prefer desktop versions of blogging and social media platforms than the app/mobile versions. Something about a real keyboard and a big screen. Of course its very hard to do a selfie with a laptop or desktop computer and it doesn’t look like you are straining.
Mobile has its place and is how a lot of people post what is going on in their lives but the clack clack of a physical keyboard is somewhat comforting. Also as one gets older it becomes harder to see a tiny screen so a bigger screen is what I prefer.
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.
Tumblr peeps thanks for following me back on other platforms like Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Making connections is fun if done the right way. Keep on blogging folks.