I’m a bit of a nerd. I like Star Trek (yes, even Deep Space Nine), I read The Lord of the Rings once a year or so, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer is one of my all time favourite TV shows.
Social media appeals to me on the same level somehow. It can really cool and full of fantasy and possibility. I don’t want to push the metaphor too much, but I really feel the connection. (See what I did there?)
Then there’s the whole introvert thing. I’m not the first person to write about why social media is attractive to introverts. Mack Collier‘s post “Why Introverts Love Social Media” explains it better than I can. Andrea Learned of the Huffington Post wrote this great article: “Social Media and the Introverted Leader.” It really captures so much of what I feel. (BTW, I didn’t know President Obama was an introvert. It explains a lot about why some people don’t get him.)
Social media has enriched my life and opened up another world in education. I have met and shared fresh ideas with educators all over. Even more powerful, I connect with people within my district more than I ever did since I’ve become more active on Twitter and started this blog. I love that part of social media. Thanks to everyone who engages with me!