At least you wouldn’t think so, right? Aren’t we all adults? At least in age I suppose….but if we didn’t have anything to bitch and moan about, where would we find our inspiration?
Obviously I don’t have a problem whining, but try to make light of it because it is usually much ado about nothing. For those people who have their panties in a wad, and just walking out the door seems to be a personal affront waiting to happen, get over it. Life’s short, live large; don’t get stuck down in the weeds……….that’s where the ants and fleas are anyway.
I received a comment on a post recently and this person wanted to thank me for following them back; they explained they were a ‘newbie.’ It reminded me when I first ‘arrived’ and how much fun it was and being clueless was acceptable. If you don’t think I was clueless, remember my first Avatar…..whooeeee, I’m lucky I didn’t get my ‘social card’ revoked.
Receiving this comment made me smile, because I remember how I struggled with twitter early trying to get my arms around it. Just by sheer luck or fate, Ms Gini herself followed me when I RT’d a tweet she was linked on. Of course, the rest is history, but that simple act has made all the difference in my online experience.
She refers to me as a green booger however, but I’m sure she means it in an endearing way.
Are your actions self-serving or do you bring value to others?
That’s why I think the pro-active ‘unfollowers‘ and whoever else drank that kool-aid missed the boat somewhere. I’m fully aware follow/unfollow in twitter really is insignificant in the big scheme of things, but every action online certainly has a reaction. You never know what kind of ripple effect you will have and who it will impact or how.
I will not criticize someone else’s model; sometimes you have to be willing to go out on a limb and sometimes that limb snaps. Live and learn is all part of the game and we all know there is really no ‘perfect’ way.
It just appeared to me somebody got the brilliant idea to take the social out of social. People aren’t my audience, right?
Stan the freakin’ man; what can I say? The multi-talented, multi-faceted, international man of intrigue. For some reason he thinks there is talent hidden in this ‘aw shucks’ southern boy and has been way too kind giving me props and kudos. I don’t seek out attention, but certainly don’t shy from it either so I can tell you it is very much appreciated.
Sometimes when it seems social or life is just dragging you down, somebody reaches out and touches you and makes it all seem worthwhile.
He is scheming up something bigger than the internet and will be corralling the likes of @TheJackB; @Billy_Delaney; the chick magnet JMBell at @StartYourNovel; Stan the man himself (@Faryna); and yours truly for a write club if you will. It has the makings of something unique and inclusive as a way to be creative and support others as well. Stay tuned……it should be interesting because I think at least two of the participants are with the witness protection program and one had to leave the country so that only leaves BD squared so I’ll let you figure it out. There should be a story or two to be had, don’t you think?
Reach out and touch someone
In a non-offensive, appropriate way of course. I highlighted Stan because he has been over the top with his support of me lately. However, there are a handful of my community who are equally generous in their praise. That too is very much appreciated and noticed. Thank you…
We all know of online friends who are struggling to find meaning in all of this (if there really is any), reach out this week and let them know how much you appreciate them. Pay it forward…