Online Community

I am finding Twitter difficult to use.

All these odd people are adding me as a friend. Is it because they checked out my site?

More likely they are adding me so I will add them.

I don’t add people just so they’ll add me. I’m hoping they’ll post some content that will be of interest to me. I am trying not to have attachment of people adding me and checking out my book/blog.

I miss the community I had on IRC in #vampire and #pagan nearly 10 years ago.  And a few years ago in IRC chat for NaNoWriMo. I had a lovely community online. I think that’s what I’m searching for. There seems to be a community amoung certain blogs I read, in particular self-help blogs.

Part of my problem is I don’t have time to be online for the number of hours necessary to sustain these friendships. I don’t have time to read all the blogs that interest me. I don’t know where to cut down either. Between: motivational/self-help and “green”/ecological and writing blogs and a few friends blogs and feminism/politics and some child abuse survivor’s blogs I have 50 + blogs, which I know lots of people out there will say isn’t too much.

It’s too much for me. Because I still have a day job, a house to maintain, a family to spend time with, my OWN writing to do and other hobbies to engage in . It’s a wonder I have time to sleep.Something has to give and it’s online community.

I’ve had tons of time this week since I’ve been on spring break and the kid is still at school. So I’ve been trying to figure out how to “market’ my book. How twitter works. And just in general, being lazy as hell.

I’m also realizing how much I have to work on my own writing. Truthfully I’ll always be able to improve on what I’ve written. If I’m any kind of decent writer.

I think I’ll just continue writing my shorts and longer pieces and releasing them online until I feel like I have something worthy of submission to an actual publisher. Hopefully, others will send me feedback on what I’ve written so I can get better. I realize this week that I have a long way to go, but I don’t hate what I write when I did in my late teens to early 20’s. So, I’m making progress with writing. Not up there yet with like Nora Roberts or someone, but I’m getting there.

In the meantime, have some fun with the porn-o-matic.

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  1. “I am finding Twitter difficult to use.

    All these odd people are adding me as a friend. Is it because they checked out my site?

    More likely they are adding me so I will add them.”

    Sadly, to many people, Twitter is a numbers game, which renders it a completely empty form of online socializing.

    The worst are those who add you, wait for you to add them back, then unfollow you, thus artificially creating a situation where many follow them, but they follow few. It’s pathetic, really.

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