Social Media. The here, the now, the future. When did it become so popular to spend our days and nights commenting, liking and tweeting? What the H is a “tweet” anyway?
In today’s business world, the facebook page is replacing other marketing campaigns of the past that required much more time, paper, and postage. If you aren’t on facebook, you better get with it. Seriously.
I began writing this blog because I had a collection of stories that I wrote from 2007 to 2008, which was my first year living in New York City. With loads of positive feedback at that time, I was avoiding what many of you suggested—Do a book. Really? Hmm. For more than four years, this crazy notion has been a consideration. I am still considering, but first I need to be liked. Not loved, just liked.
What does “liking” mean anyhow? I assume that you approve, are a fan, or perhaps that you are just annoyed with invitations to “like” everyone and everything, so clicking the button is the most painless solution.
Honestly, I would think the majority of my writings appeal to women. However, many males recently have been “liking me” on facebook. Go figure. There are a few members of that species who enjoy chick flicks, even if they won’t admit it to their significant other. Perhaps your husband or boyfriend is secretly reading my blog…
It can be difficult for the technically challenged to figure out where that “button” is. Do you know that you can Google how to do anything on the internet? This is how I learn to do everything from cutting lemon twists to constructing a sentence, to figuring out what’s wrong with my computer. The next time you get stuck, try googling it. I bet you’ll find an answer.
As I dance around cyberspace with my silly notions, mid-life struggles as well as poignant moments while living in Manhattan, knowing that those who read are enjoying it is the payback. Whether it be for entertainment, escape, or simply passing time during a commute doe not matter. If I made you smile or frown, laugh or cry, or just got you to think a little differently, I did my job.