Trying to Stay Anonymous in a World of Social Media

Social media is a funny, ridiculous thing that all bloggers need to function in the world.  I hate to say that, or even admit it to myself.  If it weren’t for my blog, I would never be on Facebook, Twitter or any other form of social media.  Though I’m sure there are plenty of bloggers in this world that are extroverts who love to interact with the world, I’m very much so a hermit. It’s the conundrum of being a blogger for me.  I put my whole life on display for the world to see, and you can’t have interesting posts if you don’t experience life, but I don’t like to leave the house if I can help it… So, I have social media, and, on the one hand, it allows me to interact with the world and on the other it is something that I don’t always love. My Continue reading Trying to Stay Anonymous in a World of Social Media

So Close, Yet So Far

One thing about being a blogger is that you make a lot of connections with people.  Just like in real life, some of those connections are fleeting and some span the distances of continents.  The trouble with being a blogger is that many of these people know you so well; they understand you better than most and you them.  When you are sharing the inner workings of your life, your mind, and your heart, you develop these wonderful relationships with people who otherwise you never would have met. Why do I say that is a problem?  Because they are not near you.  It means that you are spanning the distance of states, countries and continents, but none of them can come over for a cup of tea when you are having a rough day.  None of them can keep you company when you have a project to finish and need Continue reading So Close, Yet So Far