I once had a FaceBook account. I used it while my husband was away at CH-BOLC (Chaplain School). I was able to keep up with what was going on and see pictures of him that were taken at his trainings. After he graduated, I was able to keep up with some of the other Chaplain wives I met.
I went from signing up to having lots of "friends." Not sure where they all came from. Many I didn't really know. Most were from my school district, but weren't really my friends. I got friend requests from my students, which I don't do. I truly believe that is asking for trouble. I don't have anything to hide, I just think that teachers have to be very careful these days. The best thing about FaceBook was staying in contact with my long lost friends Amy and Beth. I love these girls so much. However, after I deleted my account, I've lost touch with them.
Why did I delete my account? That in itself is a long private story. In a nutshell, someone thought they knew all the details of a problem that arose and posted some pretty hateful comments about the character of Christian people. I didn't want to
I didn't need it. It had totally gotten away from what I wanted it to be.
I have never done Pintrest. I got on the website once and it was very overwhelming. I might check it out again. I've never done Twitter before either.
I guess one thing I really like about this blog is the ability to make it personal. I can decorate it up by changing my background and header. I can change the pictures, add and delete stuff, change the font. For a tech geek like me (I have a class blog, a class webpage, and a glogster account), it is fun.
When I started blogging, I was (still am) totally in love with Angie Smith's blog. If you haven't heard her story, oh you must. I have also discovered Zulily, which Jenna metioned. I love it! I have made several purchases from them and love the items I got. Like I said, I'm a pretty big geek, so I check the news and weather alot on my cell phone and iPad. I am such a geek, that I have "taught" blogging PD's to teachers and Glogster classes. My trusty sidekick Lesley has given me a bit of job security by adding me on to her annual growth plan (to collaborate with me using technology)!
I think for now I will stick with this blogging thing. It is kind of fun!