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It’s Good to Write

I don’t post here as easily as I used to, but I have quietly committed to a monthly From the Living Room post, so I’ve been recently thinking about how to go about that. How did I pick my topics when I was posting regularly? Did writing a blog back then interfere with my writing? (Yes!)

The dilemma was answered (this month, anyway) by a little procrastination time on Twitter, when I sought out a childhood friend. We’ve been back in email-contact since, and are planning to meet next month.

It’s definitely true that some of the people you reconnect with on social networking sites are people that you would have lost contact with for good reason: maybe you didn’t have much in common; maybe there was an uncomfortable parting somewhere in the past; maybe you disagree on something vital... but sometimes, it can be great.

I had well and truly lost contact with this woman. Before the internet, we would most likely never have spoken again.  But now it’s so easy to get back in touch that you can skip the awkwardness of potentially running into someone you haven’t seen in however-many years by reuniting slowly through the written word.

As someone who’s appallingly bad at conversation when I’m not comfortable (ask anyone who’s tried to speak to me on the telephone!) this is a perfect.

Image from Gflores

Reader Comments (4)

It's good to read :) Good to still see you here from time to time. Always impressed by your creativity on the VSS entries on Twitter.

Oh, and Happy New February to you, too.

February 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBone

Thank you :)

I've spent a sick day today curled up with my laptop and a box of tissues giving the VSS their own page to free them from the confines of Twitter!

February 8, 2012 | Registered CommenterJ Adamthwaite


You have almost 3,000 tweets?!?!

February 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTC

You're still here!

I know... I don't know how I came to have almost 3,000 tweets when I was so dubious about setting up a Twitter account! VSS stands for Very Short Stories - tiny Twitter stories... come to think of it, THAT'S how I came to have nearly 3,000 tweets...

It's nice to see you here :)

February 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJ Adamthwaite

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