Aaaah, social media, the bane of my online existence, so we meet again.
If you haven’t already guessed by the title of this post and the previous statement, well, I have a serious love/hate relationship with social media. I think this might possibly be true for a lot of introverts, but it’s especially true for me. I’m what you might call a social media lurker. I like looking at other people’s pictures and posts, but I only like to interact randomly when I feel comfortable, which isn’t a lot. I often have this whole conversation in my head about whether or not this person I’m thinking about interacting with would want to interact with me, and usually I come up with the answer: Why would they? They don’t know me. So I move along, sometimes rather wistfully because there are times when I think someone seems cool and I want to be virtual friends, but … nope, it turns out I’m shy even online. *le sigh*
All this being said, I set up author accounts on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram back in August, but they’ve just sat there all alone and pathetic for months and months. The first posts I made were last week about Virtual Reality Bites, but that’s it. The thing is, I don’t want to be one of those people who only posts promotional things, which honestly I haven’t even done much of that. I want to be social on social media, but aaaaaah, I just can’t bring myself to do it. *facepalm* Whyyyy am I like this? And what can I do?
So here I am, the social media lurker, trying to figure my shit out … still. In the meantime, if anyone takes pity on me and interacts with me first, and I’m a bit awkward … so sorry, I’m only like that the first couple of years you know me, I swear. 😉
And see, I totally shared stuff about myself in this post. Baby steps for the win! That would be the latest news part. I seemingly made a smidgeon of progress. If I leave this post up, that is. There’s a fifty-fifty chance I’ll delete it later because I’m already worried I did an overshare instead of just a regular share. heh.
Well, okey dokey, I’m out of here for now.
Until next time …