Tuesday, September 7th, 2010 • 6 Comments on Friend me. Follow me. Find me. Read me. HELP ME!
It is the first day of school and though I’m not (currently) a student, this time of year still brings out the organizer and planner in me. (It also brings out my secret desire for a Trapper Keeper). I am baffled by the number of blogs, e-mail addresses and social networking thingamabobs I have. How did that happen? Once upon a time, I had an e-mail address where I received maybe one or two e-mails a day (usually from Jay) and that was enough to make me happy. Those were simple days.
I have profiles on GoodReads, Shelfari and LinkedIn, but I couldn’t tell you the last time I was on any of them. One of these days, I’ll probably be more active on YouTube and whatever other current fads are.
I read this recently on Shanna Germain’s wonderful blog and nodded in agreement:
So, it’s a toss-up, I think. Where to put your time and energy. Where to put your trust. Where to meet your friends and readers. Sometimes I want to spread out, build a big wide web of resources and marketing and words from this tree to one on the other side of the world, catching everything I can. Other times I want to fold in, make a beautiful perfect little net in the corner and then see what marvelous delights come to me.
There are days when I just want to disconnect, shut it all down, go off the grid. Hibernate. I remember back to 1995 or so, and how I was quite happy without all of these distractions and I wonder if I’d miss it. I think I’d miss some of it. I think.
What about you?