I've learned so much about social media since joining Active Rain. It's opened up a whole new world. A/R members (and staff) are so generous...sharing tips, tools and short cuts that save non-techies like me months of precious time and mind-bending frustration. I've connected with so many kindred spirits. It's really quite astonishing!
Having said that...I feel compelled to ask...
Am I the only one who can whittle away an entire day trying to figure out how to use all the applications that are available to me?
Reading, commenting, chatting, video conferencing, blogging, Twitter, Facebook, Active Rain, outside blogging, Skype, Linked In, website updates, etc...etc...
Obviously, many of you have devised time management systems and strategies that enable you to maintain productivity in your "physical reality"...haven't you?
How do you prevent social networking from cutting into relationships with children, spouces, parents, friends and family...I'm talking about the balancing act...is there a balanced way to multi-task in cyber space?
What do you do to HAVE IT ALL? Do tell! What works? What doesn't work?
I have no interest in becoming a talking head - spreading one-way wisdom - neither reading or commenting on other people's blogs. What attracts me to this medium is the opportunity to connect with like minded people and a passion for writing...the Law of Attraction...in terms of ancient wisdom, specialized knowledge, social causes, business transactions of mutual benefit and human interest stories.
As they say in the funnies "Holy over-loaded circuitry Batman!"