I’m constantly told writing needs a purpose… a specific audience. I’m not allowed to simply write for me, it must be directed at someone in particular – or preferably an entire group! Herein lies the dilemma – doesn’t this therefore detract from the whole point?
Social Media 101… share every half formed thought that enters your mind.
Social Media My Way… create a whole new Facebook account using a pseudonym, and refuse to add any friends. I am loving it. I post what I want, when I want, and as much as I want – and there’s no concern I’m offending the masses and being judged as a poor parent, colleague, friend, sister, daughter, aunt, niece or member of society… It is a truly freeing adventure.
Those who know me realise I am a victim of the technological age – in an addictive kind of way. I use my devices far more often than my teenage children, I am always available and I know loads of tips and tricks. I find myself going to work most days with 2 laptops, an iPad and an iPhone, to add to my desktop… all of which I use for various purposes during the day… The joys of a workplace with a million ‘blocks’ in place…
So, to shut down my social media sites was a huge call. Everything went… but I realised it wasn’t the technology that was causing the stress… So I have created a new identity and new social media. My world is my own – Web My.Own.World.
I don’t have a specific audience. I can do and say and think what I please. My writing is once again my own. And isn’t that the point?