I have a love-hate relationship with social media. I wouldn’t be without facebook because it does enable me to retain connections with family and friends in a way that was never possible in the past. I love being able to access information, views, articles, and so forth, that I would never otherwise come across, and engage in lively debate on topics about which I’m passionate. On the other hand, although I do exercise a degree of discipline and discrimination I am all too often guilty of simply wasting time browsing.
I held out against facebook for a long time before I caved in. Now my resistance to Twitter has finally broken down, too. No, my motivation was definitely NOT a desire to follow the current US President’s tweets! It was actually so I could send photos of my sand sculptures to the Camping & Caravanning Club who ran an article on that topic in their latest magazine. I’m still not quite sure what I’ve done – it feels as if I’ve entered some kind of maze in a foreign land where there are no signposts… Hopefully I will in time find my path, if not to the centre, then at least back to familiar territory.
If you have any words of wisdom that won’t be lost in translation, tips, or words of comfort then apparently I’ll receive them at #hazel-ann@LifeSparkleArt – or so I’m led to believe . . .