Monday, October 29, 2012
Fall into Winter
The Midlife Crisis Queen hosts this week's issue of Blogging Boomer Carnival from Colorado. She offers the usual links to interesting boomer blogs and introduces us to a new participant, Helene Bludman at Books Is Wonderful.
Midlife Crisis is also "celebrating up a storm" because her blog has turned five years old. She's "loved every minute of it," she says, and has expanded her social media presence to include twitter and pinterest.
I'm impressed. I'm a blogging baby compared to her, going on two years old, and while I do use facebook and linked in, I have yet to step into the waters of twitter and pinterest. I just do not understand why they are deemed useful or important. I have seen many tweets on the Internet -- it's hard to avoid them -- and have yet to read one that was the slightest bit interesting or informative. In fact, I find them annoying.
Do other people feel the same way about twitter, or is this just another sign of my aging brain?
In any case, Midlife Crisis Queen has begun using pinterest to give us a LOL minute every day, and that does indeed seem like a worthwhile use of social media. On her Midlife Mind page, she posts her favorite jokes and sayings, so go check her out if you are in the mood for a little chuckle.
Speaking of "celebrating up a storm," it seems as if I'm right in the crosshairs of Sandy. They've been hyping it on the weather channel -- and almost every other news outlet you can think of -- but so far all we've seen here in New York is some wind. If it turns out to be anything like what they're predicting, however, we'll surely lose power, and possibly a few trees. I may have to take a forced vacation from blogging -- hopefully a short one -- but in the meantime, may everyone stay safe.