Friday, January 7, 2011

Social Media

I am addicted to social media, and when I say addicted I mean I can't go 10 minutes without checking Facebook & Twitter. I am addicted to both of these for different reasons.

First, Facebook. I love connecting with current friends and old ones. It has been so much fun to see what is going on in people's lives every day.

Second, Twitter. I have become a LOT more addicted to twitter than anything else. First I started my twitter account so I could vent about my Lupus on a regular basis. I wanted a place where I could really put out there what was going on and still keep it from my friends... I didn't want people to feel sorry for me.
Then my favorite boy band from the early days joined twitter & I immediately fell in love with all that was going on. I could keep up with my two favorite guys (Outside my family) in the whole world. And I have loved every minute of it. (Have I mentioned that they have both tweeted me? someday I'll meet them). :-)

Then I started to connect with my favorite NFL players on twitter... so much so that when I met Matt Hasselbeck I mentioned twitter and when I told him my name he actually mentioned one of my tweets earlier in the day... I about died... he read my tweets. (I'm a dork I know). Then I had an NFL player at my THanksgiving table because I offered to make him whatever he wanted to eat... all because of twitter. I love seeing the real side of these people.

And finally I have continued to connect with other people who I may never know. A few I have listened to their Lupus issues and encouraged through many issues.

Today another person sent me a tweet saying they too were diagnosised with Lupus... It is always a hard tweet or message to read, but I know that they too will get through this. People I have never met reaching out to me because of their diagnosis. How can I help them? I don't know. Right now I can just be there. Social Media has become an outlet for so many and I feel truly blessed to be able to share my life with so many strangers.


Anonymous said...

That is so cool. I am pretty addicted myself.

jennihogan said...

I love this! I believe and so happy I met you on twitter @jennihogan