The Twitter And Facebook Thing

I don’t know what it is exactly. Maybe it’s my age, I’m not sure. But others my age do it and do it well, so I really don’t know.

I know it’s important in this day and age, especially for someone who maintains a blog like I do, to be active on Twitter and Facebook. I understand this, and as much as I know I should, I realize I’m just not good at it. I just can’t chat online like others can. It probably hurts my overall traffic numbers, but I accept this.

I’m not trying to make a living through my website, I’m doing it out of love and passion for hockey, life, and writing. I don’t know what I’d do if I wasn’t able to write on a constant basis. I’d be unhappy and unsettled. So I carry on without using Twitter and Facebook as an important part of my life.

Yes, you see my links to my posts on Twitter and Facebook every day, but it’s only because they go up automatically. It’s set up this way. But for me to chat with others, I find very difficult.

I read Hockey Inside Out every day and really enjoy it as folks discuss all things Habs. But I’m in the background, not able to contribute, because I’m uncomfortable and unsure. The few times I venture in, I always worry my words will be misconstrued and maybe I shouldn’t have said this or that. So I stay back because I feel it’s better that way.

Is it insecurity on my part? Probably. Certainly. And I wish it wasn’t.

8 thoughts on “The Twitter And Facebook Thing”

  1. Thanks Roz. You’re a perfect example. You’re great on Twitter and Facebook. It’s to be admired.

  2. Dennis, you are a terrible human being! No Twitter or Facebook….the nerve!

    Dude, just keep doing what you’re doing. We all love you πŸ™‚

  3. I like way things are…

    Going to Facebook and Twitter invites idiots (read Bruin, Leaf, and Senator fans) and it becomes giant pissing match. Not good.

    This blog is almost all pro-Habs, which I assume it all we want to really see, anyway.

    As for insecurity, that would be me as the playoffs approach. I love what I see from our guys, but I still feel those awful pangs of Gautier and Martin-type play creeping. That is insecurity…

  4. It’s something that I think you need to get used to, if that is even your thing to begin with. I know sometimes it’s hard to start but once you get into it, it can be fun sometimes. Sadly there are many many morons out there that can make the whole thing a depressing experience to endure. Like when we have one loss and people everywhere seem to treat it like a game seven loss and demand everyone and his brother be traded.

    There are some real big jerks out there too who think they’re special and love nothing better than trying to make others feel stupid.

    Now that I think of it, why does anyone in their right mind want to subject themselves to that kind of torture? Ugh.

  5. You have nothing to be ashamed of Dennis. There are plenty of loud-mouthed schnooks out there in cyberspace. But very few of these know-it-alls have stuck with the team day in and day out 365 days a year like you do.

  6. I’m with Roz. So long as we can find your posts (and I get e-mails), we’re happy! πŸ™‚

  7. You’re the last person I would guess to feel insecure. Besides, I think Facebook and Twitter are basically a waste of time. Don’t you?

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