Saturday, July 16, 2011

Bloggity Summer Camp: The Hobbit & Social Media

Howdy Humble Readers...

Your friendly neighbourhood Hobbit, Ent, and Halfling are on vacation!  Woohoo!   Today we got up at the butt-crack of dawn (4am), got in the car and commenced what will possibly turn out to be a 12 hour (with many pit stops I'm sure) roadtrip to K-town.  We're off to see my parents and extended family, and I am super stoked!  I haven't seen some of them since Christmas. 

While we're away, I've been a good blogger and scheduled posts so that I can stay on track with Summer Camp.  (I know it's not a big thing, but given my recent track record, I'm damn impressed with myself)  I hope you enjoy and come back to check in occaissionaly.

Today at Bloggity Summer Camp, hosted by our super cool camp director, Calliope, we are talking about social media.  Calliope has asked...

"How many friends of yours blog/tweet/actively facebook? Has social media helped or hurt your friendships?"

How many of my friends blog?  I'd say about a third to half.  Many have at one point or another.  Most of my friends are on facebook at least some of the time.  And honestly I have no clue how many of them tweet, because I don't. 

I was super-reluctant to start on FB.  Or rather, re-start on FB.  I was there a few years ago, but found that I was getting a lot of crap (so-and-so sent you a beer, etc) and I just got sick of it.  I got back into it around the time that I went on mat leave last fall.  Sadly, I'm a junkie now.  I'm addicted to the games (I NEED MORE NEIGHBOURS IN GARDENS OF TIME!  I'm stuck) and I check in far too often. 

But, and I know I've said this before, I really just don't get tweeting.  Just not my thing...

I think, for the most part, FB has helped my friendships.  Or at least reconnected me to many people.  I even found my sixth grade crush (and man oh man, what was I thinking?).  However, I can see how it could be damaging.  The impulsive yet permanent nature of comments made online could cause some issues. 

Where are you on the social media spectrum?


  1. Hope you have a fabulous holiday!! :)

  2. Have a wonderful time with your family!

    BTW, I love reading these blogging summer camp posts from my friends.

  3. I am addicted to Gardens of Time as well!!

    I'm a Facebook junkie; most times I'm can be pretty vulgar (sorry), but I kinda just say what's on my mind, and most people think I'm hilarious (of course, I don't see it...). Maybe we should be neighbors. :)


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