Okay, my friends, time to 'fess up.
How in the world do you do all your internet-y stuff? How do you have time to go to work, clean your house, make delicious food from scratch, tend to your children, read other blogs, maintain your own blog (or two or three!), catch up with people on Facebook, and Twitter all over the world wide web without remaining chained to your computers?
You guys have had some kind of microchip implanted in your brains, haven't you?
Seriously, I feel like a schlub when it comes to the social networking arena. There is a reason that I am like a hermit in real life, and I think it's starting to spill over into my on-line life.
You have sent me all manner of cute friendliness on Facebook - writing on my wall, virtual plants, pieces of chocolate, adult beverages, pokes, quizzes - and I am so slow that it looks like I am ignoring you.
And against all odds, I have people following me on Twitter, even though I just updated today after dropping off the radar for two months! I'm surprised I haven't gotten an email from Twitter asking me to stop pretending that I'm a member.
I am at a loss as to how to maintain the instant-ness of the medium. I usually check blogs in my reader in the morning, and then I typically don't get a chance to return to the computer until the evening when I try to post something here. By the time I can check back in with Twitter or Facebook, I see that people left me a note four hours ago. Or four days ago. Either way, I think I'm supposed to be a little quicker on the uptake than that.
So, if you are a fan of all the social networking sites, how do you do it? Am I just a slacker? (A distinct possibility.) Do you all have handy gadgets or programs to help you? Like a microchip in your head?
I'm sure I'll get around to implementing your suggestions in the next ten years or so.