How Social Media Affect My Life!
March 5, 2012 § 16 Comments
Thank you for all you have given me. Without you, I wouldn’t be able to meet so many people that are out of my reach in reality. And without people, I will not be able to reach my goal of doing something greater than what I’m able to do now.
It is scary to see how our world changes with the advent of the internet. On one side, it is an exhilarating to see the speed in which we connect with people over thousands of miles away. But the opposite is true, when we connect, our connections can sometimes be very superficial.
The best example is Facebook. There are so many things going on, but the ratio of important happenings to the typical nonsense is scary. So we develop a filter within our mind to ignore all that is non-important (at least I do.)
Twitter is also a scary place when you follow too many people. Status updates constantly. The moment you read one status and click on a link to read, hundreds more status update zips through. It is certainly difficult to keep up with anyone.
But above all the negative feelings toward social media, you have to admit. That ability to reach out instantly is amazing. If only we had something great like a cause, or something cool, social media is your buddy in helping you reach a far place and spread more quickly than anything imagined. This is why I chose social media as a place to start my quest to reach my goal.
Currently, I am working on an Internet Portfolio to be able to submit to my future employer. Mind you, that I am relatively new to the social networks (and blogging). But I figured, if others can do it, so can I.
I have spent all the free time that I had in the last two week learning and joining many social media platforms. I have been reaching out to many people in the simplest ways as I could without being annoying. After two weeks, I have concluded that WordPress is the easiest place to reach a real human being. One reason is that many people here are not selling anything (directly). I have also found that if I am a good participant in others’ blog, they too become a little curious about mine. Therefore, I have spent as much time as possible, reading others’ blog, and making an effort to leave comments on blogs that I like.
My blog is steadily building up traffic. The hardest thing is to keep up with it. I’m sure if you’re a regular blogger, you would know. I have made a promise to post a blog at least one per day, and I hope I won’t break that promise until I complete my goal.
For those that read this blog, you might not know it, but you are a big part of my goal. Whether you care or not, I would still like to THANK YOU!
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