Wednesday, April 18, 2012

I am Antisocial on the Networks

As far as my dedication to social networks go, MySpace got the best of me. I was younger and more involved with the social networking world back then, but today I just have a hard time maintaining my presence on social networks. I mean I'm not old yet, but I feel myself slipping away the way older people do who call Facebook ‘The Facebook’ or, as one of my friends likes to call it, ‘The Face Page’.

I just don't keep up with my page and status updates the way most people do. I don't post very often unless it has something to do with my blog, and I never really upload any recent pictures of myself or share any of my activities. Most of the photos in my profile were tagged by one of my friends and I don’t feel like sharing my every move. I just feel like I am already sharing enough of my life with my writing I don't need to give more away to the internet.

Last night I decided to take a look at the pages of some of my Facebook friends and even the most antisocial friend had more friends and more frequent status updates than I did. It became very clear that I as far as the social networking world goes, I am no longer in the cool crowd. But it's not too late for me, so I'm going to try harder to be a little more present. I just don’t have it in me to be a slave to the internet the way I used to be, but I will try.

Part of the reason I haven’t been as ‘on’ is because I spent the past year or two writing and I didn’t get to read as many books as I wanted to. I don’t read while I’m writing because I don’t want to subconsciously steal a story idea from another book and get my ass sued. So now that I have that chance I’m going to catch up on as many books as I possibly can before I buckle down and finish my next book.

I just finished The Hunger Games…LOVED IT! And am currently reading Catching Fire… so addicting!

But anyway, as I said, I’m going to try and make the effort to be more present. Even though I don’t know why, it seems important that I do.

To upgrading my social networking etiquette!

~Louise C.

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