I haven't figured this out yet . . .
Those who know me might say I’m a bit old-fashioned. I got married when I was twenty. I had two children by the age of twenty-five. It took me years to even consider buying an iPod. I don’t belong to Facebook or Twitter, and until recently joining LinkedIn, passionately rejected social media altogether. Despite being twenty-six, I’m not fashionable when it comes to anything, particularly with technology.
I could go on and on about why I dislike Facebook and Twitter, but who would listen? Even my mother has a Facebook page. Plus, my abstinence from social media leaves me sounding ignorant and, well . . . old-fashioned.
The irony in my longstanding rejection of social media is that I like to write. Though often shorthanded, social media requires its users to write virtually every time they use it. So what better way for a kid who grew up with the boom of the Internet and all these newfangled technologies that come with it, to reach out and embrace them? I’m just hesitant I guess. I try to make a conscious effort to avoid the bandwagon for as long as possible. I’m sure I’ll tweet and update my wall one day, whether by choice or societal necessity. For now, I prefer to write the old fashioned way; in a journal. And via blog.
Blogging is now my latest foray into the 21st century, and who knows, maybe I’ll become converted fully to the 21st Century sooner than I think.