I was just thinking...we have all this wonderful technology that is supposed to enable us to keep up with everyone and everything; but, really, how are we supposed to be able to keep up with everyone and everything? I know I'm not doing such a great job at it.
I have Facebook, Myspace, LinkedIn, a blog, a website, Yelp, Twitter, Etsy, the various jewelry and art networks on Ning, two or three email accounts, and about 20 Yahoo groups that all want you to "show your work on your page to make it pretty"! These are just to name a few...that I have "gotten myself into". There is so many more and new ones starting up every day. It's a lot of work just to try to remember where you left off and what you forgot to load and remove and change out and ...well, frankly...I can't keep up!
One thing I can tell you, it keeps your computer/techno skills nicely warmed up...you have to learn new applications and ways to design layouts, uploading, downloading, photo editing, HTML, templates, widgets, the do's and don'ts of each network, yes, there's various social networking etiquette rules that are practiced on each playground!
...and what happens if we don't or can't keep up (or, the dreaded, even worse, you don't know or follow the rules)? Well, you will get your virtual wrist smacked, or are perceived as antiquated, computer illiterate, people who can't accept that "the cheese has been moved", and you've fallen "out of the loop"! It's quite a burden to keep up with modern technology these days.
We are a very fast-paced world now and so few are stopping to smell the roses; although I do know some who are...stopping and smelling. I'm now trying to balance my life and do both as well. It's all part of my Altered Outlook and I love it. I love all of it! LOL
What are your thoughts?