I can list all the usual suspects when it comes to being thankful in 2011: a healthy and growing family, a successful practice for my husband, a job and health benefits, good friends, and so on and so forth.

I’ve been missing some of my IRL friends, lately, the ones I don’t get to interact with on social media. It feels almost ungrateful because I’ve made great friends through Twitter, many of whom I get to hang out with occasionally IRL. But I want Hope and Michele and Nikki and Jen and Dawnan and more to join Twitter (my Social Media Platform of Choice![tm]) too. Some of them are on Facebook (as am I) and some are good about posting updates (much, much better than I am). I just like Twitter best.

I mean, I’ve been meaning to email Hope for *ages*, and I just haven’t. I feel like a bad friend. I miss her, and want to tell her we’re coming in for Christmas, and let’s go have a drink, and so on and so forth… and, yeah, I’m posting here about it instead. And don’t even get me started on N, who is my oldest friend in this world, who won’t join Facebook (why not?), but gleefully stalks others through her sister’s account. (Bad N.)

I don’t want them to start blogging or invent personal brands to promote over Twitter or anything like that.

I just want to talk to them again. And somehow, this — i.e. Twitter — has become how I talk to people now. Which, either, I’m doing something wrong or I’m a totally 21st-century woman. I haven’t decided.

Why do you do what you do in the social media realm?

3 thoughts on “Request

  1. I write because that’s what I was meant to do. It’s like a special muscle that I was born with and it needs to be exercised regularly, whether it’s to entertain, educate, philosophize or just bitch. My only regret is that this medium wasn’t around during my youth, young adulthood or earlier stage of middle age.

  2. Aww….I miss you too đŸ™‚ and you are not a bad friend…we are all just busy. For some reason the other day I was thinking about when we used to actually WRITE LETTERS to each other!!! You were always much better about that than I. Maybe it was your post about writing with a fountain pen. I was like Yeah, I remember that! Maybe when I get a new phone I will get on twitter…for now I check your blog at least a couple times a week….even if I don’t comment I am keeping tabs. I still toy with the idea of starting my own blog…lord knows I have enough material to work with!

    I was hoping you would be coming in this weekend for a visit, but I am glad to hear you will be visiting over Christmas! So ready to grab a drink with you girlie!! Happy Thanksgiving! And I am so grateful for you!

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