I just cannot keep up with it all. I am confessing to you today that I am not the best blogger. Throughout the last several weeks, I've come to grips with a few things concerning social media. We live in a world that is obsessed with instant gratification and blogs are by no means out of that realm. Sometimes I feel guilty about not being able to keep up with everyone else's blog. I find myself struggling to keep up with my friends, let alone others in addition. I'm also on a hiatus from facebook for a few weeks. It feels really good, even if I do kind of feel like I may be missing out on a few major life events! ( wink )
In the blog world, instant gratification looks like this: I follow your blog, now you follow mine. You comment on my blog, and I'll comment on yours. But what if we took this blogging thing to a new level and followed the blogs that we truly love and learn from and didn't feel guilty about leaving the other fifty thousand behind? I'm preaching to myself here.
Sometimes I wish that every social media platform didn't have followers or friends or tweeters or whatever. I wish our blogs, facebooks, pinterests, twitters, and instagram feeds could be free from the need to be followed, read, or approved so that the same freedom played out in our being real. I love these words from Sara Groves' song, Obsolete, where she describes this whole struggle of the "screen world" versus the real world.
Looking through a million portals
Everyone is having fun
Everybody seems immortal
Are you and I an apparition
Flickering up on the screen
Sending out our best transmissions
Waiting in our velveteen
Tell me you can really see me
( By the way, we loved venturing out for our first farmer's market of the season. I really wanted to plant a few things this year, but didn't get to it. We plan on living off of our markets until they close in October. Guess who sported 12-18 mos pants for the market? Our Jobie-- who is not even seven months old. He measured 27 inches at six months! )