I miss writing here.
I know this is NOT a new idea, but I think social media killed my blogging bug. First, there was Twitter. Then Facebook. Then Google+. I went through phases; I adopted Twitter, I tweeted lots, I blogged less. I adopted Facebook, I facebooked lots, I tweeted less, I blogged even less. Then a year ago I adopted Google+ and I’ve been seesawing back and forth between Facebook and G+. And I hardly ever blog at all anymore.
My time on Facebook brings me less and less value every day. I’ve been fortunate to reconnect with some people and I’m thankful for that. But I’m finding that my feed is almost nothing except a stream of pictures with sayings on them, political bullshit that pisses me off, and minutia that I never wanted or needed.
I still get much value from time I spend on G+. The interaction there is richer. I’ve learned so much from other photographers who are freely sharing their knowledge.
Pinterest is fun, but it’s just a corkboard, really. No interaction whatsoever. But its value to me is to pin things that grab me in the hopes that I’ll be able to access that information later when I need it.
How about you? How is social media affecting your blogging or personal life?