Snow and Social Media

January 23, 2017

 

 

  I only have one more day left in Colorado and it has definitely been one great trip.

 

  I had two Barnes and Noble events in Boulder and Denver over the weekend and it was so great seeing so many people that I haven't seen in years. 

 

  In Boulder, I got to see a friend from high school, Kara, who I haven't seen since she graduated back in 1998. Seeing her was so great because it brought a party of home to my tour and made me appreciate the power of social media.

 

  If you know me, you would know that I whine a lot about social media. I find it a burden. I sometimes feel disheartened to scroll through my feed and see the negativity that often dominates. 

 

  I have a very strict rule for social media posts: only post positive things. Period. I don't quite understand why people want to engage in virtual fights with people or why they need to post their inner most thoughts and issues to the world, but hey- to each their own.

 

  Many times I want to just delete my accounts, but for my job, it is necessary so I keep truckin.

 

  Then, I saw my friend Kara in Boulder and was reminded why social media really can be an amazing thing. Without it, there would have been no way for her to know I was there and I wouldn't have had the excitement of seeing an old friend and reminiscing about "old times"! Man, I am old.

 

  So today, as I sit at the Peak 7 Lodge in Breckenridge watching the snow falling, I was thinking about how sometimes it is worth dealing with things you rather wouldn't because you never know what good will come of it!

 

  That's where my brain went today!

 

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