How has technology affected your life (positively or negatively) in 2011? Do you want this to continue for 2012?
This can be summed up in just a few words:
Blogging, Pinterest, Facebook.
Technology has been a major part of my life this last year. My husband has occasionally suggested that I am addicted to social networking, but it hasn't seemed to cause a problem so I discredit this claim. I have plenty of real life friends, I give 100% at work, and I am doing well in school. So if anything, I think that technology has influenced my life in a positive way this year.
Pinterest. Seriously. This thing has been such a fun way to explore ideas! When I first got my account, it was a little lonely because I was mainly just following bloggers I liked. However, when it took off, a ton of my friends got accounts and it has been so awesome to see what kinds of projects they do or the tastes they have. Pinterest has also inspired me to do so many things. Recipes, DIY projects, and household tips abound on this website. Unfortunately I haven't been able to do a lot of these things because of time contraints, but here are a few I really want to accomplish over Christmas break:
Facebook. I mostly love facebook because I can kind of keep in contact with people. Acquaintances I need to get ahold of? Facebook. Stalking old friends from high school? Facebook. Finding out that one of my bridesmaids is going to be in Newport the same time I am? Facebook. It is pretty great. And way less visually obnoxious than Myspace. Ugh. So glad that stage of social networking is done.
And last but not least: Blogging. This has been one of the biggest positive influences in my life this year. I had a different blog over the summer, but it just never felt right. The name was too long, the content not personal enough, etc. So when I started this one, I left it open-ended so I could pretty much right about whatever I wanted. This format seems to be paying off. Out of the 8 followers I have, I only know 2 of them in real life! That may seem like an odd accomplishment, but that is the reason I want to blog: to share my life with others and to get to know them through their blogs. I want to take this section of the blog to acknowledge those who have encouraged me within the last month or so to keep blogging because people are reading!
Thank you all so much for reading! I appreciate it. :)