My stream of consciousness mind has led to quite an array of blogs that I now follow. My fabulous garden started me down the road to gardening blogs which led to farming blogs. This city girl now has a couple fabulous resources when seemingly silly agricultural questions come up, such as “What plant is hay made out of?”. Did you know that there are different types of hay and that cattle need variety just as we do?
Okay, yeah, there is Google, but why look things up when you can ask people who work with these things every day? And, the Google would not be able to give me awesome answers to questions like this Twitter exchange:
It turns out that I inspired an entire blog post over at The Farmer’s Life that really drew out the social media farmers’ creativity. What a great group … and where I’m going during the zombie apocalypse!
I think I have created a monster. Brian, my farming resource, has now watched all the back episodes of Walking Dead!
I will know that I have fully recruited him to the zombie fighting cause when he buys:
I think what I like most about social media is the ability to connect with people I never otherwise would have met. Thanks to Twitter and the blogosphere, I have encountered lots of wonderful people with backgrounds very different from my own. Why would I want to seek out only people that think like me? While I consider myself to be wonderful company, two of me would be too much! I have learned so much and discovered many a similar spirit.
There are studies that show that social media is isolating, and I could see how it could feel that way if that was my only social outlet. Looking into that computer screen is simply not the same as being across from someone we know. I feel very fortunate to have both in real life and online relationships.
How many of you follow blogs that have nothing to do with what your regular life looks like? Are you prepared for the Zombie Apocalypse? or What is your relationship with social media?