I admit it, I am a social recluse.
It is not that I don't like people, I love them. And friends? I have many and I cherish them all. I like a good party, a night out, a concert, but honestly I simply prefer to be home whenever I can.
Enter social media. Talk about something custom designed to your needs! I can socialize to my hearts content with friends old and new and never have to leave the house. Wait, this is beginning to sound like I am an agoraphobic (not that there is anything wrong with it). Don't worry, I get out plenty, but social media makes being home and being social a possibility without having to have a houseful and do the dishes.
In the short time that I have been blogging I have met the most wonderful people. As my husband likes to point out, I have not really met them, but that is where he is wrong.
addiction blogging has allowed me to reach out to people I would have never had the pleasure to know. I have developed friendships through blog comments and Twitter that are becoming as close and real as those I have made in real life.
Wait, is Twitter NOT real life. Of course it is. That is the thing about social media networks. I have seen the most touching things happen on Twitter. For example, the outpouring of support for @domestic_diva to help find a kidney donor for her daughter. NY Presbyterian-Columbia University in NYC never had so many applications and phone calls in their history. All from the power of Twitter and the blogosphere. Sadly the first donor fell through on final testing, but the outpouring of these communities yielded other options that will hopefully another one will emerge.Continued on the next page