Recently, I met up with an old friend. She asked about my blog, and sheepishly admitted she doesn’t really “do the Internet thing”. She had no earthly idea about the vast web of women who connect and share online. And, my first reaction was envy.
I love Tiny Twig, the opportunities it has afforded me, and the women I’ve met through this humble blog. BUT, but…being in “blog world” is like living in two realities. One is your real reality…the only with flesh and bones and meals to cook and people to care for. The other is a hyper-paced, stream of information, flood of relationships, and never-ever-ever sleeps. How do you stay in a reality that never takes a breath? How do you keep up when the information never stops?
This is a real life question I am dealing with right now. I long for Tiny Twig to be an innovative place online. I want to be a woman who is leading the way in this brave new world. I don’t want to do what’s always been done and assume that is the only way. I want to be part of a generation of women who reap the blessings of online life, but shy away from the detrimental aspects. I think that’s what we’re hoping to aim for in the Influence community.
I’m really thinking and praying on how this can be. How can we be part of the online landscape without being swallowed up by it? How can we be in the conversation but not consumed by it? I think you’re probably wrestling with the same things, am I right?
All that said, these are my favorite “breaths of fresh air” or “rest stops” on the Information Super-Highway. These are the places I always go when I need a restful break from the crazy of all the shouting voices. They are women forging their own path, using their own voices–and NOT following all of the latest prescriptive advice on “how to have the best, most-read, biggest blog in the world”.
What are your favorite places to frequent when you need a break from all the noise?