Until a few months ago, I was not on any social media. I am 58 years old, it wasn't something I thought I needed. I had a fear of social media! My husband was very against it. He was upset when I helped my son set up his Facebook when he was in 8th grade. I had to be able to get on it at any time to see what he was posting and receiving.
I started with Pinterest to find recipes about 8 months ago. I didn't do anything else with it. I only followed the number of people I had to follow.
After I went to Europe in November, I decided to get on Facebook. I saw people sending home information daily and I thought I should learn to do that. After I got back, I set up a Facebook. I only friended family and close friends. My Facebook only has a handful of friends.
In December, I decided to start a blog for my genealogy. In order to start the blog I needed to start a Google+ account. Oh, my!! Did that ever get me started.
When I started blogging I used Captcha. I thought it would protect me from scary people and spam. It didn't take long for me to decide that I hated Captcha on other people's blogs. My eyesight makes it almost impossible to solve those horrible Captchas. I didn't want people to feel that way when they wanted to comment on my blog. I got rid of that thing. I went with just allowing people to post for a while. Then the spammers started so I had to go to comment approval.
Anyway, my social media love had begun. I have been collecting Google+ followers. Now I am up to over 1000. Then I started following lots of people on Pinterest. I think I have over 1600 followers there now. It's only been a couple of months. I just like connecting with other people. I have become a social media addict!! People are the greatest!!
I was concerned about all the horrible people I thought were out in the internet world. I am sure there are plenty of those, but what I have found is a mass of wonderful people. People who are similar to me. People who are concerned with their health and weight. People who have families and care about them.
Well a couple of months ago, I started Twitter. I didn't have a clue what it was all about. I still don't understand all that hash tag stuff. Crazy me, I figure if I just start using it I'll figure it out someday. So in the last couple of weeks I just started friending everyone. I now have about 300 and some followers. It is so much fun!!
Now I have seen my son using Instagram. I am starting to think what is that all about. I know it's something about posting pictures. I don't think it's anything like Pinterest though. I don't know if I am quite ready for that yet.
Oh gosh, how many more Social Media sights are out there?
My Facebook is still personal. I try not to add people that are not close friends or family. I get pictures of my grandsons and my nieces and nephews children on there. I don't want too much stuff to weed through. Now maybe if I could start a second Facebook I could start friending everyone on that one. Hmm!
Have I become a Social Media menace? I don't think so! I think I am just enjoying getting to know a lot of great people.
Did I tell you that Pinterest is fantastic! I have found out ways to do everything. I can't believe all the superb ideas out there. Where did all these people learn to do so many things.
I sprayed my tomato plants with Epsom salts today. It is supposed to give them magnesium so they will produce more fruit. I have to spray them again in 10 days. I also planted Marigolds beside them so the bugs will stay away. I hard-boiled my eggs in the oven this week. Who knew??? You would not believe the list of things I have yet to try!!
I hope you are all enjoying Social Media as much as I am! I love followers, so my Pinterest, Twitter and Google+ buttons are somewhere on this page if you want to follow me.
I guess I will hook this up with a few blog hops!!