I at first resisted Facebook. Hillary persuaded me to join right before Peanut was born. I think my breaking point was when she said it was the easiest way for us to share photos of our kids.
It was a bit overwhelming at first. The wall, the apps the friend requests from people I had not spoken to since fourth grade. But now I am telling people about how Peanut wants to match her popsicle to her jammies and how I love Grace Potter and the Nocturnals on a regular basis.
It has been a great tool to connect with people I lost touch with and to see how people's families have grown. It also makes me feel better when I look at my feed at 1 a.m. and see other mothers up.
I can handle all of that.
But I don't always know what to do with Twitter. To me, it is like trying to get into Double Dutch. I keep watching for a way to jump into a conversation, watching, watching, watching ... And when I do jump in, I feel awkward.
I am not the kind of person to just walk up to random people on the street and talk to them so I feel the same way on Twitter. But I am also trying to get to now people, especially the ladies going to The Blathering in October.
(By the way, for those who haven't figured it, I am the one who tweets. Hillary has avoided it, calling it a time suck. Her blog posts are tweeted but if you hear from one of us on Twitter, it is a good chance it is me.)
And now, I have joined Goodreads.com, mainly to keep track of the books I am reading and the ones I want to read. I haven't really figured out how to interact with people too much yet.
And for the ultimate time suck, I joined Pinterest too. Holy moly. I want to pin everything. (Although for awhile I didn't pay attention and pinned the clothes I want to the books I have read board and the books I have read to the clothes I want board.)
What are your favorite social media sites? Am I the only one that feels weird about Twitter?