While I was on my blogging hiatus, one of the easiest ways that I kept in touch with other bloggers and friends is through the use of Facebook. I could keep up on their new posts, family events and their quirky status updates. They could also stay updated on my progress. It wasn't until I returned that I realized how important those small lines of communication can be in your online relationships. Maybe it's just because I can be nosy, but I enjoy learning about the families and lives of people that I have met online. It somehow makes everything more real, and it's alot more enjoyable than black font on a computer screen. So I invite all my readers, new and old to come find me on facebook. This blog is networked through a blog application on Facebook, so you should all be able to find me through the icon at the right side of this post. If you don't currently use Facebook, I would highly encourage you to do so. It's a great way to stay updated with friends and family!
I'm not going to lie, I don't like Twitter. I am trying to use it, though I'm failing miserably. Once you enter the Twitter homepage a whole new world is exposed. They have their own language, like tweets, chirps, re-tweeting, etc. Don't get me wrong, I know the whole problem is in my head. I can't seem to say anything useful or snarky in only 140 characters. There are many fellow bloggers who use Twitter non-stop and have made new friends and lots of business connections. So, in the spirit of not being a quitter, I'm forcing myself to tweet in the hopes that it becomes a lovable habit - like exercise (still working on making that a habit, too). My handle is deerpassion, and you can find a link to my profile at the right side of this post. I hope that my fellow bloggers and readers can find me on there and help me learn my way around the site better.
So what about you? Are you a Facebook fan? A Twitterer/Tweeter? (What's the correct wordage for a person who uses Twitter?) And, what are the benefits that you have found by using such social networking sites?