I used to be really against delving into the social media realm. It used to be something I felt a bit self-righteous about as well, as in: “I’m better than you because I’m not on Facebook.” It’s a little hard to admit, but it’s true.
But after a recent writer’s conference and having the message of: If you want to be a writer you need to be on social media drilled into me by all of the published authors I saw in different workshops (yes, they ALL spoke to it) I dove head first into the waters of social media. In the span of only one or two days I formed a personal facebook page, a twitter account, pinterest page, and looked into creating my own website. If I had a smartphone I would’ve started an instagram account as well, but I don’t so I didn’t.
I’ve been operating a facebook page for our local sangha (Be Here Now Community) for the past 4 years or so but without a personal page of my own the functions available to me on facebook had been quite limited until recently. So when I opened a personal facebook page it was rather overwhelming figuring out how things worked. And twitter was, and still is, rather a mystery to me. I don’t pretend to understand really what I’m doing on twitter and what I “should” be tweeting about.