Firstly, I love it! It's like getting on the phone and calling a lot of different people, whom I don't know, and chatting with them. It's like gaining new friends while having a back yard party on my computer.
It's like going to the library and filling my backpack with more books than I could ever read.
It's a lot of work!
Yes, my dear readers, Social Media takes time and energy. Sometimes, it takes money. Even free social media isn't free because of the time invested. Now, this, of course, is for those who do social media correctly. Here's my take on it:
I read an article just last week on Writer Unboxed about being a tourist in the community of readers. I really enjoyed the article and thought about it all week and even through the week end. The thought I took away from the blog post was this:
Be genuine when you post, whether it's an article or a comment. Visit other peoples blogs and website and make friends in an honest way. It's easy to hide behind the keyboard. No one really knows the real you. Like a character in a book, you can be anyone you want to be. But why change who you are just because no one "really" knows you? True friendships are formed through honesty, dependability, helpfulness, an so much more! It should be the same with social media.
What about you? What's your take on social media?