Don’t see any reason for a blog, or Facebook, or Twitter, or any of that time-wasting stuff? I had a hard time with it, too. My first tweet was to my friend Susan, and I said, “I’m watching Oprah right now.” She wrote back, and that was the end of my Twitter experience. I just didn’t get it.
I kept trying to get with the 21st century, and I’m glad I did. Here is my success story. Last week, I talked about getting rid of old stuff.
My cousin-in-law, who lives in Germany, responded. I haven’t seen her for decades, but I remembered that she and my mother used to collaborate on genealogical research. The upshot of this is—sound the trumpets—she says will feel honored to receive all my mom’s family research and photos.
I will send Cindy two file drawers worth of paperwork and photos that I didn’t want to throw away because it seemed disrespectful of Mother’s years of dedication to that work. It was her passion. But, not mine.
Thank you, Cindy.
Serendipity, yes. However, without social media, that little bit of luck would never have happened.
QUESTION: Is social media useful to you? If so, tell us how you use it.