Social Media and Smartphone
I read the article, "Should you even be on social media?" by Ricardo Fayet, of Reedsy (an online author services firm). Even though the article is mostly about the current craze, Clubhouse, I found this one paragraph revelant to me:
“You can’t build a following on a social medium if you don't interact with other users and share the kind of genuine content that works on that specific platform. Believe me, this isn’t something you can fake. People will see right through it — more importantly, you'll get bored after a few days, because you won't feel comfortable on the platform.”
Perhaps that view explains my experience on Facebook, my own website, and this blog. I like to let everyone know when I have written a new book, or when I have something else to celebrate. Otherwise, I get busy with life and do not even think about getting on social media. I seldom stop to "check" what's happening online. Perhaps it's an experience shared by others. Perhaps, it's just me.
Having said that, I enjoy seeing what's going on in the lives of my friends and family who use Facebook for that purpose. I like all the updates through photos, especially photos of their children who seemingly change overnight.
I love my smartphone! I have it with me wherever I go. I text more than I call, and I get more texts than calls, too. It is so versatile! Instant connection!
Gotta go, someone just sent a text.
Betty M Reeves