Got another e-mail today asking me how they could follow me on Twitter. I had to explain that I don’t do Twitter, nor do I have a Facebook page, nor Google+, nor do I do any other form of social media.
Seriously, who has time for all of that? I barely have time to put out a single post every day, sometimes I can’t even do that! I really don’t know how people have enough time in their day to maintain a dozen or more points of contact in cyberspace. How is one supposed to balance a more-than-full-time job, a family, a house and other interests with pounding out meaningful content on a keyboard in a pile of different locations every single day?
Yet I see lots of other blogs doing it. They’re on Twitter, they’re on Facebook, they’ve got YouTube channels and Google+ accounts and podcasts. They closely track their SEO and respond to every comment. They track everything anyone posts on Reddit.
Don’t you people have lives? I’m not trying to be insulting, I just don’t see how I can spend any more time than I’m already spending already. It’s not like these things take care of themselves. I’ve tried some of these things before. I had a Twitter account for about 6 months a while back, before I decided it just wasn’t worthwhile. It took up a ton of time. I had lots of followers, but you have to continually put out content if you want anyone to stick with you. It was taking hours every day and every time the damn thing went *BEEP*, you had to go look what someone said.
So no, I’m sorry, I just don’t have time to maintain a whole network of social interaction with everyone here. I love my readers, I value their input, I adore that people take time to visit my tiny corner of the Intertubes, but I’ve already got a full-time job, I don’t have time for another one.