I’m now extremely self-conscious about writing anything I don’t feel is super meaningful or “deep.” So if you’re not seeing as much of me lately, that’s part of it.
The other part, like I said before, is the dramatic change of schedule. I used to go to bed at 6 p.m. and get up at 2, 3:30. Now, I go to bed at like 1:00 a.m. and get up at 6:30. But sometimes I go back to bed after the kids get on the bus. It depends on what I have to do that day.
Even sharing my schedule with you now feels superficial and I’m contemplating deleting it.
This is all because of a conversation I had with someone about public social media accounts, and why, in his opinion, they are “stupid.”
I’m not necessarily influenced by every single person I talk to. There are plenty of idiots out there and I don’t care what they think.
He just happens not to be an idiot.
But he’s basically calling me one.
I keep my blog public so my son can read it, and so I can (albeit gradually) pull in more followers.
In reality, my blog generates very little traffic. So I figure I’m safe from most net predators. I fly under the radar, as far as I know. I am largely unnoticed.
And that’s fine. I’m doing this for writing practice. WordPress experience. Analytics exposure. These are all items I can (and do) list on my resume.
I also feel a sense of loyalty to my small following, who liked my work enough to subscribe.
I understand his argument. Probably nobody cares about anyone else’s Facebook status or current mood, and you don’t want to throw yourself at the mercy of advertisers and everything else that’s wrong with the world.
Couldn’t he have said “bad judgment?”
You’re smart, think of some nicer words. Use a little tact.
Of course he would say he didn’t know I had a blog.
This has gotten long. Now I have to go. But you understand what I’m saying, right?