I Find that Disconnectedness Is Overrated
Around July of last year, I found myself feeling more and more disconnected from social media, from the writing/poetry community, from most everything but my family. So, I stopped tweeting, reading tweets, blogging, and reading blogs. This also coincided with a marked reduction in my poetry writing and reading (and the happiness that poetry filled me with). This went on until, well, today, when I realized that I'd lost something important to me: a place to read and discuss writing-related issues, a place to connect with people who I like and admire and who inspire me to write. So, I've decided to reboot my online presence, as a reader, participant, and writer. Will I be happier? Maybe, maybe not. But I'll certainly feel more fulfilled. And if my online presence helps inspire others to write more, read more, feel more fulfilled, that will be very cool. So, hello again, folks!