Oh the world of Social Media. I am trying to be more hip so I finally created a Diary of a Quilter Facebook Page. You can find it here and even “like” it if you want. I tend to have random thoughts from time to time that only other fabri-y/quilty people would “get” (for example: does anyone else out there crack up when they see a fabric collection by Ty Pennington?) but they don’t necessarily seem worthy of an entire blog post. So Facebook seems to be a good home for those kinds of things.
(While we’re on the subject of FB I do have a personal profile there, but I’m trying to keep these two profiles [lives?] separate. My personal page is where I discuss things like quirky hereditary traits with my relatives or memories with long lost people from my past – totally boring to most of you. And at the same time, I don’t think all the people I went to High School with are interested in hearing all the nuances of cutting up fabric. Does anyone else have these issues? Solutions?)
While we’re on the subject, I also did something I vowed a long time ago I would never do. I got a Twitter account. Because just what I need is one my time-sucker in my life. My handle (is that right??) is @amyusmart. I still have no idea how to use Twitter. (I’m starting to feel like my mom who took years to figure out how the use the new-fangled VCR.) Does anyone out there have a great Twitter tutorial for me?
Finally, I joined Pinterest. This place I love. (See top photo.) Maybe because I’m a visual person. I’m inspired most by pretty images a opposed to lots of text. (Which, if you’re like me, you are probably bored to tears by this post already.) I love it most for having a place where I can ‘pin’ all the inspiration I find online – so much easier than navigating my messy bookmarks files and so much more organized that my real-life inspiration board (or lack thereof.) Genius.
So there is a little report on my social (media) life, for anyone who is interested in these kinds of things. For me, social media is a blessing and a curse. I have LOVED the connections I’ve made with all kinds of friends (new and old) because of social media, blogging included. The curse part is trying to manage the time aspect of it all – seems to take so much time away from living real life. I feel like it’s a constant balancing act. How do you balance social media? Your responses and suggestions are welcome. Unless you too busy living real life, in which case I applaud you as well.