// Day 9 - Social//
Write about your favorite social network. Do you love Twitter? Facebook? Pinterest? Why?
(I’m using this prompt because the prompts for day are about caregiving. I don’t have children with conditions, or children in general. I’m also not a caregiver, nor am I sure what I would say to a caregiver. So I’m skipping ahead to an extra prompt!)
I use all three of these social networks actually, and love them all!
I love twitter for its simplicity. I can converse with people, but don’t feel the need to explain myself. I can be a bit vague and can just share everyday observances with people. I sometimes get in “one-liner” moods, and Twitter is the perfect place for that. I also love the ease of finding others with the same interests or those who are talking about the same thing you are. I’m still getting the hang of hashtags, but I love it.
For me, Facebook is used more to keep up with friends. I use it to catch up with people and keep them posted on what’s going on in my life. I’m certain that if it weren’t for Facebook, I’d be getting lots and lots of phone calls about my Grad School decisions (I think I’ve made one, but I’m going to wait until I get home on Wednesday to make an official decision). I also think it’s a great place to share information and to share funny and inspiring things with all different people.
Pinterest is something that I’m still getting the hang of. However, I love it. I love crafting and have gotten some great ideas from Pinterest. (One of my nieces has been taking a ballet class and loves legwarmers. I found a way to make them out of a pair of knee high socks on Pinterest! Love it!) It’s a great place to find not only directions for how to do crafts that others have done, but it also provides inspiration for new ideas. Other than this, it allows you to inspire others by letting you share your work. I think that it’s a great place for the creative exchange of ideas. (I’ve actually used Pinterest to find some great yoga and migraine relief stuff as well!)
I obviously use Tumblr a lot as well. I have a journal that I write in on a (semi-) regular basis, but sometimes it’s nice to find a graphic that makes you smile or an audio clip that makes you laugh, or to find other people who lament about the same basketball team losing. If it weren’t for Tumblr, I wouldn’t have found a great online support community for migraines!
If you’re interested in finding me on any of the social medias mentioned above, you’re more than welcome to follow or friend me using the links below:
And if you’re reading this, you’re obviously able to see my migraine/health related Tumblr, so I won’t put the link to that here! :)