I like these thingsThis post by Oh Dear Drea that expresses a lot of my thoughts (which I didn’t necessarily know I had) about online connectedness and FOMO. The first two paragraphs are the most relevant – I don’t make money or have tons of readers on my blog, and I haven’t stepped back from Instagram, but I could relate to her thoughts about loving the internet and checking as many things as possible to make sure I stay in touch. Now, I try to only look at Facebook once in the morning and once before bed, and if I find myself scrolling down and down and down out of boredom, or the “need to see it all,” I’ll stop right then and there (most of the time!). I try to comment on people’s posts as much as possible to foster a real connectedness, rather than just seeing and occasionally interacting through “likes.” I haven’t made any internet friends via blogging yet, but I kind of hope to. The one area I have felt very connected to people online is the Phish community. I love my Phish friends I follow and connect with on Twitter, Insta, and Facebook. One day I hope to have my very own, real life Phish friend – who is a girl. Any takers??
P.S. Another post about meeting online friends in real life.