Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Social Media Thoughts and Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas, everyone! I wish you all peace and joy over the holidays.

Sisterhood of the Traveling Blog’s question for this month was:

How about social media confessions? Do you twitter, FB, etc besides blogging? Why or why not?

I should admit first thing that I’m not a social person. In fact, I’m a borderline hermit. So social networking does not come easily to me.

I didn’t join Facebook because their insistence on sharing all our information horrifies me. Admittedly, we can opt out – with some difficulty, I’m told – but they’ve overridden that setting in the past. I simply don’t trust Facebook.

Tweeting? I’m amazed anyone has the time to follow in Twitter. I certainly don’t have the patience to read reams of everyday chatter. If I want that, I’ll go visit my mom. (Hi, Mom!) (Did I mention I’m a hermit?)

Blogging. Le sigh. I usually forget to blog. I feel I don’t often have anything interesting to say. I do read my friends’ blogs, though it don’t comment as often as I should. And sometimes when I try, Blogger acts up.
More sighs. ;-)

How about you? Do you find the time to Tweet? Do you trust Facebook?

17 comments:

  1. Hermits of the world, unite! I'd suggest we start a club, but who would go to the meetings? ;o)

    I blog. That's pretty much it. I have a FB account I don't really post to. I just use it to keep up with other people. I have LJ and Myspace accounts because I had to sign up to comment on other people's pages. I'm staying far far away from Twitter because it looks like it'd be addictive and I don't need another time suck keeping me from writing.

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  2. It's funny, I tend to be a bit of hermit, EXCEPT for social media...I'm all over Facebook and Twitter and blogging, LOL! Hmmmm...I wonder what that means.

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  3. I've done a little on twitter but I usually feel like I'm just talking to myself. So I go on to check out some writing things and NASA. NASA has the best links!

    I started on FB because my family and I are long distance, but if you avoid the stupid games :) it's not so bad. I post about my kids and my writing, and cheer/console my friends when needed.

    I do prefer my blog, but I've noticed that if I don't FB, some people never look at my blog.

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  4. Hi, B.E.! Hmm, the Hermits' Club meetings would be awfully quiet. ;-D

    Heya, Laura! ROFL! Maybe you're shy in person, but a wild woman on the page?

    Hi, D.M.! You point out a good reason to use FB. I'll ponder that one.

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  5. I'm like Laura. I'm a hermit but I've opened up a whole new me with social media, though I really only blog. I FB very, very irregularly. I'll for months without a post, then post three times in a few days!

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  6. LOL, Lydia. We *do* need to start a hermits' club. Social media for the socially withdrawn. ;-)

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  7. I use to be so outgoing, but as time goes by and I get older, I love the hermit life. That said, sometimes I do like to poke my head out and check to see what all my writing friends are doing on the blogosphere. Thank you for being such a great writing friend, Deb! I hope you have a very Merry Christmas! :D

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  8. It took me forever to figure out the difference between a "blog" and a "post", so there's not enough years left in my life to figure out how to facebook, or tweet (twitter?). I'm lucky I can still type.

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  9. LOL, Dana! It is confusing. Just keep on trying; we'll figure it all out eventually.

    Welcome to my blog!

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  10. I tweet, FB, but only when I feel like it. Likewise for blogging. The only thing I do regularly is write.

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  11. It can be tough to find the time, but I do try to keep up as well as I can with SM. Blog when you can, but don't let it stress you out--that's my motto!

    Angela @ The Bookshelf Muse

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  12. Hi Angela! It's a good motto - one I've been following lately.

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  13. The book I am writing centers around a person who...coincidentally, shares my aversion for parties and social gatherings. Preferring her own company, she asks herself: "Is there no one out there like me? Or do they hide behind their doors, unable to be counted."

    Yep. Blogging is my only concession to being "around" people.

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  14. LOL, Dana! Welcome to our hermit club.

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  15. I’m sort of a hermit myself, Deb. I do Twitter (but, alas, not as often as should be since it’s the virtual water cooler for writers), but I do love facebook. It’s so easy to use and update and keep up with friends and industry peers plus it doesn’t take up all the time that Twitter does, and the ‘security problems’, well, I’ve never experienced them. I’m sure they’ve plagued others, but even if it were true for all, I’d just opt not to share too much personal info (not that a professional ever should).

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  16. Hi Lindsey! You can be an honorary member, if you're sort of a hermit. I'm glad FB works for you. I suppose I should try it, but considering how often I blog ... Maybe not. ;-)

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