I know it’s going to sound unconventional, but I’m getting ready to blog a book. It’s unconventional for me because I don’t like most of today’s technology; like the IPad, the IPod, the Nook, and the Kindle. I don’t ‘do’ Facebook, Twitter or any of that other social media stuff.
Human beings are living, breathing social creatures, not robots or computers. So by using social media to be ‘social’ is akin to having a two-ton elephant as a household pet. Social media is one of the worst oxymorons of our day and makes no sense. I don’t know who coined the actual phrase, ‘social media’ but they didn’t know what they were talking about. Perhaps it’s social for the media, but certainly not the humans.
I don’t even have a smart phone; I guess mine is considered dumb. But that’s ok; it does take photos and will reach those on my contact list and connect to 911 if an emergency should arise.
Anyway, it took me a long time to understand the point of blogging, too. I don’t read very many blogs, not because I’m not interested, but because my computer is used mostly for writing, because that is what I do. But my friends and I started this blog a little over a year ago, for practice and to see if we could get some readers—we don’t have very many.
But apparently there are lots of people out there who do read blogs, and I thought I would start blogging one of my books for fun. I have friends who are waiting for it already because I mentioned I might blog one starting this summer. So we’ll see how it goes.
But I’m still not into social media in case you ask. I don’t think blogging counts, but I’m not sure. Especially if there isn’t anyone on the other side to receive it. It can’t be very social if it’s one-sided, right?
So what is your opinion on social media? Do you like it, use it, hate it? Does it add any meaning to your life? Am I missing out? I would love to hear your thoughts—but only by email! 🙂