After joining Twitter and Facebook, I am finding the ups and downs of social networking. With Twitter, I feel a simplicity and professional connectedness to educators, thinkers and writers. I try to use the information on Twitter to change and grow. I am trying to balance tweeting useful information with receiving it. I think I will get there and I am allowing myself to be a taker rather than a giver on this social network.
I am also still trying to find time to explore Twitter. TIME is a big piece I feel for social networking and it is easy to get lost spending time on my laptop. I struggle with this as I have three children at home and their activities, domestic responsibilities ( I like my house to be somewhat picked up but am not over the top with cleaning), teaching and just having a life. There are many days I would like to close off the world and just sit with my laptop and explore but in reality it doesn't happen.
After talking with some of my friends yesterday, I heard Mary Lee explain her goals for beginning the school year. She reminded me that it all comes back to balance (which I have posted about before). This fall I will be thinking about how to balance Twitter into my personal internet time and maybe even find a balance for tweeting and RTing.
Here is my mosaic: