July Roll Call: How invested are you in social media and how do you manage breaks from networking?

July 1st is the perfect time to say hello and send my best hopes to you for a super summer.  A warm welcome to new followers ❤ . To all, thank you for reading, your follow, likes, and comments!  I never take you or your valuable time for granted. I would also welcome a comment from you anytime about what’s on your mind, how you’re feeling, or what you’re doing this month.

This is also the perfect time to explain that I had no idea I was going to take a two-week break from blogging! In fact, I was patting myself on the back for blogging while traveling the first two weeks of June and was heading home when…

I can’t tell you.

OK, I can tell you but not in detail until tomorrow :D. Gratefully, what I can say today is that all is well and tomorrow I will tell you about my new adventure. I’m psyched! In the mean time…

How invested are you in social media? When you take a break from social media, how do you manage?  

I’m invested in social media to a moderate extent and have been since around 2004 when MySpace was scaring mothers and word on the street was that Facebook might move beyond Harvard and become a safer alternative for teens. Internet forums were my safe haven and blogs were moving toward social media status. Here’s an interesting explanation of the history of social media which describes the current state beyond the all-encompassing MySpace (defunct) and struggling Google+:

People essentially use the various services in conjunction with other platforms to build a comprehensive, digital identity.

We are free to invest, or not, in a variety of social media which best reflects who we are and where we are going.

When I took my unplanned break from blogging, my “comprehensive digital identity” continued on Twitter, MyFitnessPal, and RunKeeper.  That’s how I managed my blogging break, by default. Is that enough?

Thank you to all who checked in on me and I look forward to catching up with your comments here, your emails, as well as reading your blog.

See you soon, I look forward to hearing from you, and have a jubilant July ❤ ~~~~~~~~ Angie Mc

This roll call is my effort to find, keep, and introduce bloggers by providing a doable, encouraging, and engaging blog environment. To meet bloggers I appreciate, please check out the comments below and previous Roll Calls: Do you travel, tour, or vacation in summer and where is your favorite destination?, What do you love about spring?Who’s your favorite fool?How do you celebrate your heritage? , What’s your favorite romance movie? ,  How do you recover from the holidays? , What is your relationship to snow? , What’s your favorite color?  Do follow these terrific bloggers! And feel free to join any and all of the Roll Call conversations. Thank you!

29 thoughts on “July Roll Call: How invested are you in social media and how do you manage breaks from networking?

  1. Welcome back! I am moderately involved in social media but withdrawing from Facebook a little more everyday. I just can’t take the opinion shoving and bickering. It breaks my heart. I always smile when I see a post Pop up from you. You have great energy and I appreciate that so much about you 😉

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    • Thanks for the encouragement and my compliments right back to you! Funny about Facebook…I just never took to it. Back when, it was a great place for my young teens hang out but I personally didn’t want to connect with my past (which was the original inclination.) My teens and young adults are long gone from Facebook. If I ever to join up, it would be for business reasons, not personal.

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  2. Welcome back! I’ll be stepping away a bit myself as I have a busy couple weeks ahead, but I usually still periodically check in. But I can’t do as much blog reading or other social media activities. A comment here, a tweet there, that’s about it. 🙂

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  3. I was wondering what happened to you. I watched the news every night to see if you had maybe joined a terrorist cell or a Mennonite colony. I’m not sure why these things would be on the news. I’m not much of a detective. Glad to see you are back. Colette was very nice to me while you were gone but if she wasn’t I would sure tell you.

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  4. Howdy, stranger. I have my ups and downs with social media. If it’s as simple as throwing out a wise crack, I’m fine with it. But when it comes to more serious stuff, I’d rather deal with it one-on-one. Not sure if this makes me “old school” or just anti-social (media).

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  5. Minimally involved in social media. WordPress & LinkedIn…that’s it. No Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat or any of that other “nonsense.” My life is much freer!

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  6. Good to see you back, I’ve missed you! I hope you had a wonderful visit with your daughter and grandson!

    I love that sunflower picture up there, that is lovely. 🙂

    And it’s the perfect opportunity to tell you that I’ve finally had the chance to nominate you for a blogging award and repay your bloggy kindnesses to me. 😀 https://vanessence.wordpress.com/2015/06/30/infinity-dreams-award/ Come see when you can! *hugs* ❤

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  7. Welcome back indeed, Angie! I understand the need for an occasional respite. I’ve been less than invested these past 2-3 weeks as well. Life is busier, and believe it or not, a lot of days I have nothing to say! I wish I’d been better keeping up with reading others’ blogs, and I need to get back into the groove. Jim

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