Monday, December 6, 2010
do you really know me? let's vote on it
In the age of social media, some may say we bloggers, tweeters and Facebook devotees overshare.
We divulge details of our weekend jaunts, post pictures of our kids, and talk of our morning coffee.
But, it's all good.
I'll talk to anyone who will listen.
My life's truly an open book. I'll friend anyone. And when I'm your friend, I wear my heart on my sleeve.
I have blogged about some embarrassing mom moments that I'm still pretty shocked I've documented. I've written about training for a half marathon and poured my heart out about my Mom's final days in hospice.
But this weekend, I saw something that surprised me. A couple had the online world decide whether or not they should have a child. After the couple's online vote: it's a baby, not abortion.
Let's ignore how you would want to weigh in on the debate. Let's look at it from another angle.
So I say you know me. But this provokes me to ask: do you really know me? I mean, do you know me well enough to dictate whether or not I should have a child?
Do you know me well enough to tell me what to eat for lunch?
I'll be the first to admit it. Social media can be an outright cry for attention.
But it can also be such a great community builder. Relationships are fostered. And writing skills are honed (tee hee).
And that's something you don't have to vote on.