I think I might be on one of those lists and services where you can buy Twitter followers. Not quite happy with the thought of that being a possibility. Some people want to inflate their followers artificially so they can make money or something like that. If someone wants to follow me on Twitter or here on the blog they are pretty much welcome to but know I am not a famous person and at times I find myself rather dull. Interesting.
I am going to do my best to avoid political posts for awhile. A change in the tone of my blog would be good for me and for you my readers and followers. Everyone needs to change the tone of the conversation at some point. Now is a time to live in the moment.
There is still much to do to keep those in leadership in check and to preserve the rights of every citizen to have access to life, liberty and happiness.
So, now let’s change the conversation.
I appreciate the blogging community for being a community that is by-in-large supportive, intelligent and thought out in how we communicate with the world. Other platforms seem to be a conversational firecracker where people have been known to do great harm. Yes we all get emotional and want to post about how we are feeling in the moment but when you think about it blogging makes you think about what you are saying and perhaps gives you a chance to breathe a bit more before pressing the save/publish/share button.
Blogging in the moment is something I have been known to do. Capturing the emotion of a situation makes it more real and immediate. However letting yourself cool down can help you save face and have a more reasoned response to how you are feeling.
To all of you who follow my blog and appreciate how I do it, I thank you. You are an oasis in a social media storm.
Today I created an exclusive friends list of people on Facebook I feel share my values and beliefs. Sometimes wide spread posts can create a hostile environment even among friends who really feel its necessary to assert in a heavy handed way their own agenda. Less is better in some cases. Sometimes you don’t want to have to defend your opinion with others, you just want affirmation. Social media can be a very great platform of expression and sharing, sometimes it can be a place that tears your soul apart. To make it a better place for me I shrunk my circle and I hope to be happier for it. Now this is in no way to slight others who differ from me but I just wanna be myself less filtered. You get what I am saying.
So this happened at 9:30 on Monday (8/15/16) night. I haven’t seen Twitter go down in awhile. No one is immune from a site outage, not even the big boys. Excuse the Facebook notification in the lower right hand corner, which is ironic if you ask me.