Lately, I’ve found myself feeling more and more two-faced: the Wendy online and the Wendy offline.
Somehow, most of my friends are not big into social media. Facebook is as far as they go, and even with that, they aren’t very active. I often feel out of place talking about my Twitter, blog, or Facebook usage. They don’t really understand it despite my explanation on the benefits of social media, how it has helped me established contacts and widen knowledge via a host of interesting people. They don’t get it, so I don’t talk about it.
To me, social media can almost be seen as a hobby. Some are into it, some are not. Among my close friends, there are always some sort of common interest that links us. But social media is the odd ball out that I can’t seem to figure out. How is it possible that so few of my good friends are into this hobby that I’m so enthusiastic about?!
What is wrong here? This is something that’s been puzzling me for quite some time. I’m not sure how to converge the differences, so I continue to live my offline life entirely separate from my online life. But I must say, I am not a fan of this two-faced lifestyle.
What’s your experience? Are your friends as excited about Twitter and blogs as you are?