Thereâ€™s this 30 day writing challenge going around social media and my friend Annie is doing it, so I think I will give it a go as well.
Iâ€™m not writing much these days, but I am thinking about it and miss it.
I donâ€™t like all the topics, but so what? I also, donâ€™t need to write a book or even a long story on each topic. If I just get a few lines down, it may be the kick start I need to get back into the groove.
So, Iâ€™ll start at number one and go from thereâ€¦
#1. Five problems with social media
My first thought about this is to name the reasons I like social media. (I donâ€™t follow directions all that well.)
I like being in touch with friends from all over the world and I like that they know what Iâ€™m up to. I like pretty photos, birthday reminders, and a place to remember the dead or talk about shallow topics.
I do my best to keep it positive and fun and I hide and turn off the parts I donâ€™t like. For instance â€” if you post a picture of a frog – I hit the â€œI donâ€™t want to see thisâ€ button. Same goes for a pray for me Jesus post, any photo of Ted Cruze, and I really donâ€™t like the mean and anonymous comments I see if I lurk on other sights.
Iâ€™m sure there are at least five really big problems with social media, but the main one for me is I can spend too much time on it. Scrolling through Facebook can take forever.
I donâ€™t know if I can come up with five problems though – I tend to sign off when problems show up. I donâ€™t use other media sights and, thankfully, I am not a teenager.
I pay no attention to Instagram, twitter, tinder, or other sights. Email gives me enough trouble and while I do really enjoy Facebook it does claims a bit of my time.
The good news is the more things get fired up on social media, the more I disengage.
Okay – itâ€™s a start. I need to get to the pool this morning â€” so Iâ€™m posting now without any edits. If I remember – Iâ€™ll come back to this and clean it up a bit later.
Tomorrows topic – My earliest memory.