Wednesday, May 19, 2010
I Write, Therefore I Am?
From a writer's perspective, it's a blessing because you get to connect with people from all over the world even if sometimes the only thing you really know about that person is his choice in cool avatars. Everybody usually has an opinion and something to say.
And since I spend the vast majority of my days connected to my laptop, tapping away stories that hopefully don't turn into drivel, sometimes social media is the only connection I get with the outside world. Or an occasional old boyfriend with whom I don't want to reconnect.
The curse part is that I spend way too much time twittering, facebooking, tumbling, stumbling, surfing, and sometimes just generally wasting obscene amounts of time. Hey, but it's fun and where else can I get my daily online Scrabble fix?
Then I remember that's what the X (close box) is for and at some point return to my book writing.
How much time do you spend online? How much is too much? A blessing or a curse?