So I've been having trouble with my feelings about social media. That may have been obvious by my scarcity recently, or it may have been disguised by the fact that I also made a major interstate move two weeks ago.
Do you ever feel this way? That the demands of all the ways people say authors should be networking are ruining the simple pleasure we should be able to take in online friendship? I know it's different for everyone, but for me, I need to make a short-term change and see if it works better for me.
If I have to choose one online forum (and I think I do, for my own comfort and sense of authenticity right now), my preferred social medium is Facebook. I feel it's more personal and easier to really interact with others--to share real life without worrying so much about whether a post qualifies as personal or professional.
So I'm going to take a summer long hiatus from this blog. Please come befriend me on Facebook if you haven't already! I like to keep up with online friends and see how they are doing, and that is so much easier for me there. I know status updates are not quite as thought-provoking as blog posts sometimes, and I will miss some of the excellent, well-written thoughts on my friends' blogs. Still, I have a feeling I will enjoy the relief from one extra activity, especially as I work to settle us into our new home.
Happy Summer! See you around Facebook!