Changing online life

Its Day 13 of the 30 blog posts in 30 days challenge and I was thinking about my online life yesterday and how much its changed in a few short weeks.

My blogging of course has gone through the roof.Β  So far in this challenge, I have posted more in a month than I have in a year, but I’m grateful, because it has kept me in touch with my library colleagues, even as I’ve lost touch in other ways.

The main one I’m missing is Twitter and I am feeling in on two levels. At Twitter itself and on Facebook because my feed goes there as well.

Why? Well when I worked part-time, I spent a lot of time in front of the computer, both at home and at work, so it was easy to have Twitter open and just check it periodically. I use Twitter as a constant presence.Β  However, in my new role I am not near the computer anywhere near as often, either at home or at work and when I am, I usually have a long list of things that need doing (by yesterday!) and so Twitter is usually one of the last things on my mind.

And I’m missing it. I’m missing the constant presence of my friends and colleagues just brushing against my day. There for a bit of support, to keep me informed, amused and in touch with the wider world.

So I’m going to try something different with Twitter. I never really liked the idea of dipping in and out of Twitter, I did like the constant presence idea. But at the moment that’s not possible. So I’m going to try it. I apologise if that means I’m not around to respond to a DM or @ mention as quickly as usual, but I would rather do this than miss out altogether.

After all, its likely it will all change again in future. πŸ™‚

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  1. Finding time for all these platforms, or all this communications, whilst working and having your own real life, can be too much. I have the ‘Creep posted automatically to Twitter, but rarely interact on it. And I rarely hop on to FB. Got other, better things to do.

  2. I know exactly what you mean. I feel quite disconnected when I haven’t been on Twitter for a bit..I am thinking…what have I missed? One of the things I love about Twitter is the serendipitous stuff…someone posting a link. Twitter is more and more becoming my RSS, my news, lots of things.

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