I recently became aware of how many blogs I follow when the subscription updates come pouring in every morning. I also realize how many of those same bloggers I follow on Pinterest, because I tend to see the same stuff that I saw in my subscription update. I don’t mind that at all, sometimes it’s a nice reminder to visit the blog to go see the new goodies and/or article of interest. I use social media a lot. If I’m not on my phone, then I’m on the computer using one of my accounts (generally Facebook or Pinterest, though on occasion HootSuite for Twitter and Google + will make it’s way into my day.) at some point during the day. I don’t want to say it’s everything that I do, because it’s not. I have kids, they have needs. My kids will always come before the latest and greatest news that I hear about on social media or that recipe that I just have to pin on Pinterest. Recently, I also created a new board on Pinterest for myself related to blogging. The majority of the boards I have on there are homeschool related, even though my Squeaker won’t be a year old until December. For that matter, the majority of the blogs I frequent are related to homeschooling in some form or another. The others are faith based and while I do know of several autism blogs (as I follow their FB pages), I tend not to frequent those. But, that’s another story for another day.
I guess my point is this: blogging and social media go hand in hand. I can’t deny this fact. I have my own blog synchronized with my Twitter and FB page. But that wasn’t why I created this blog. It wasn’t to gain internet fame, it wasn’t for hits, and it wasn’t to generate some sort of income online. This blog, though infrequently updated as it is, is for me. While yes, I will still diligently use social media to promote my little corner of the internet- it’s not the ultimate purpose. I’m still getting there (the purpose of the blog) and who knows, maybe one of these days I’ll find it. Until then, it will remain a mish-mash of randomosity and mundane every day life- much like myself because at the end of the day; the blog is about me.