Man... moving is a pain in the ass. We're not fully done, but we have quite a lot finished. And since I've been remiss about these as of late, I figured I'd crank out a Sunday Special.
Last night, I attended the AZ Podcaster's meetup. A big thanks to CJ and Dan (Love Long and Prosper
) for putting it together and keep the community alive. It's been a while since I actually made a podcast, and being around active podcasters left me with the bug. Not that I'm going to do anything immediately about that bug, but know that I will soon.
I notice, too, that the social media whipping refuses to come to a close. Eley
... and a few dozen others I've noticed around the blogosphere. As I posted last week; no, I'm not feeling the same level of stress over social media. And maybe it has to do with this "keeping up" that most detractors tend to point to as the root cause of their angst. I don't have tthis problem, as I my idea of "keeping up" simply involves creating a profile (that's easy enough) and then just waiting to see if those who want to communicate with me... communicate with me.
No, it's not difficult for me to keep up with friend requests. No, it's not difficult for me to ignore the zombie requests. There's nothing "hard" about any of this. But then again, I'm not trying to squeeze anything out of my association with these sites. I'm just... there. And if you are there... we can be there together.
I'll be the first one to say that Social Media has a long way to go before it is anywhere near as social as going out for a tea or grabbing a drink at the bar with a few friends or some new friends. But then again, maybe it never will be. I've made some cool connections with social media sites. Sure, it's been a very small number of cool connections, but I don't make that many cool connections in real life either.
Maybe I just use these differently from the rest or have different expectations than most. Whatever.