SELF PUBLISHING, Uncategorized, WRITE

Putting Social into Social Media

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Social media is something that I personally struggle with. Call me an old fashioned 36 year old, but I always preferred a face to face conversation. I was that guy that never answered his phone. I would just show up because you obviously wanted to talk to me. This led to a few awkward times when I was a drunk dial or butt dial. Not awkward for me mind you. I have very little shame. I’ll accept more calls now. I prefer, very much prefer videochatting. Isn’t technology great? Love it!

Oddly enough, I write. I write 15 page letters. Not emails. Real letters. I swear, I probably kept USPS afloat for as long as it has. Every holiday. Every birthday (which are personal holidays, but that’s a whole different blog lol). I send cards too. A lot of cards. I’m probably why Hallmark stores lasted as long as they did.In fact a friend of my wife’s texted to her, “I just got a card from J.D., it must be some kind of holiday!”

I need social media for self publishing. My wife had a Facebook. I didn’t. Now I have one dedicated to writing type stuff and at first it drove me crazy. I never wanted to let something go past my timeline without responding to it. I felt it was rude. Yeah, that didn’t last long. The stuff just kept coming, lol. Now I’m much better at it. I joined Twitter. I felt like I was missing everything because people I’d follow would tweet multiple times a day. The more people I followed the more I missed, lol. I started this blog and here I feel like I’m getting to know people a little bit. Of course for the platform I’m building I probably don’t have enough followers and don’t follow enough people and need to blog more than several times a week, and the list goes on, lol.

I would like to get to know people on a deeper level than I do. I have friends. I have followers. I am a friend. I think there should be more depth. I want to put more SOCIAL in social media. Don’t you?

 

2 thoughts on “Putting Social into Social Media”

    1. I’ve been thinking about this ever since I read your comment. Do I tell everyone that I’ll mail them long letters (many people worry about giving out their address, with good reason)? Do I suggest I’m available for video chatting? Do I try to get to know each and every person? There are onpy so kany hours in a day, not including time with family, work, writing, etc. I don’t know if there’s an answer. Try to find a few good people and develop something with them, I guess. What are your thoughts?

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