Today's Blogtember prompt is to discuss ways blogging or social media has changed you.
I'm not really sure I would say blogging or social media has changed me, but what I would say is that I count it as a blessing, both blogging and social media.
First of all, social media, specifically Facebook has been really a neat thing for me. If you have been reading along with my Blogtember posts you will know that I grew up in Colorado but now live in NY. It may not be obvious to people who live where they grew up, but I think a really neat thing is running into an old friend or schoolmate at random places, like a restaurant or a store. Since I don't live where I grew up, or even anywhere near, I don't get that. So Facebook has been to me the 'running into' old friends and classmates. It is really nice to be able to say hello once in a while and congratulations on special occasions.
Now for blogging...I would never have guessed how much of a feeling of 'community' you could get from blogging. It truly does feel like I have new friends from many different corners of the world. I feel emotional connections to some of them that I read often. Even to the point of thinking of them at random times during the day. Or seeing or hearing something that I know would be appreciated by one of them.
So that's what I have to say about blogging and social media. As much as it can have negative aspects, I think it has as many positive qualities too.
See you tomorrow!