Friday, April 6, 2012

Social Media Etiquette?











Ladies, I know some of you have been following along from the beginning (thank you), and know I am fairly new to blogging.  Many of you far surpass my education level when it comes to blogging and social media etiquette.  It worries me- there are rules.  I don't do so well socially.  I'm not a social butterfly in real life.  Although I have had my own business for years, I am very to myself.  My store has always been my comfort zone.  It is easy to maneuver the social aspects of my business.  I am at home there, and now that I am working from home, I am literally at home there.  If you know me from my store, you might assume I am social.  Take me away, drop me someplace else, I am a fish out of water.  I blame it on my upbringing- so does my sister.  We were farm kids.  We didn't do the things town kids did- socialize.  We didn't go to the pool during the summer.  We played in the tank, sprinkler, and sometimes even mud holes. We whacked bees, built forts, flooded ant dens, made fake food out of gourds, and played war with my bothers in our spare time. We didn't have phones or talk on them, and we didn't watch T.V.  My kids find this amusing.  It's a wonder we survived college.  I think the city kids like us because we were a novelty.  One of my nieces innocently and kindly told me once, "Aunt Kasse, I think you missed girl 101".  I tried to flat iron my wet hair.  I was rescued by marriage, and now have close ties with three hair dressers, and a couple of divas.  Surprisingly, we work well together.  My wardrobe is fairly fashionable when I seek council, and on good days, I might almost fool you:) I've learned some things along the way (don't flat iron your hair wet) and can pull off girl and social fairly well, but most times I feel oddly out of place.  Some days I wish I were more outgoing.  I am sure it is a stumbling block. I'm telling this to say that it stresses me out completely to know there is social etiquette online too.  If you are still reading this site, I'm sure you have been giving me some allowances for my short comings.  Now, you know why.  No worries, I'm catching up, and learning from the best of you.  Thank you.  

Just so you know, it is nice outside, and has been for some weeks.  I may not be here as often as I had been.  I hope this is socially acceptable.  Love you Rural Women!!  ~ Kasse D.

12 comments:

  1. I can relate to this a lot! And please don't feel bad for not being "here" as much as other bloggers... You have to live your 3-D life FIRST. That is what while make your blog better and richer, in my opinion at least.

    I would much rather wait a few days to hear form a good writer and have something to read that is worth the wait. xoxo

    As for myself, I ave actually decided to budget my online time from now on. Social media is fun but it can be a really nasty time consumer if we're not careful!

    Take care, Happy Easter! Enjoy this gorgeous weather!

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    1. Marie, thank you so much for the encouragement and support.

      Social media can be a time consumer for sure- I had no idea. Especially, when our internet is running slow- another rural thing.

      I think all things in moderation. I just love what is happening here. It is my best guess, this time of year pulls at us all.

      I enjoyed your Easter post. We do want to hear from you when you are ready, but no pressure.

      Enjoy this season.

      Kasse D.

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    2. Thanks very much for reading! : ) I have thought a lot about contributing but have't quite figured out what to say. LOL Feel like I have so much to learn form other rural women! xoxo Maybe bees, aprons, or such?

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    3. Marie I totally agree. Sometimes I stress thinking I HAVE to put something on my blog(s), but then I think...this is crazy, there are just other things that are more important. lol

      So glad I am not alone in feeling this way (:

      I think I need to work on budgeting my social media time too...thanks for sharing!

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  2. I can totally relate too! I am not a social butterfly and I feel bad when i hole up in my house, because really I would be perfectly happy to never leave my house. but I think online friendships are the same as face to face friendships. Just because we all get caught up in life and can't socialize with one another, online or in real life, friends won't give up on you. And I agree with Marie, you have to live your REAL life before you can live your BLOG life. Nice to know that you are doing okay though.

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    1. I am so glad Heather. I've always thought if it weren't for my kids, I'd never leave home. I love home:) Thank you for your concern-just a bunch of life taking place at one time, nice weather, a few computer problems, and lots of work. I really should be blogging about some of it. I will get into the hang of it- capturing life to share.

      Have a wonderful weekend. Embrace the blessings of the season!

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  3. I'm happy I found your site this morning! What an experience to find a new blog and start reading about yourself!! Sincerely, that could've just as well have been my story...anyway, I love your blog and have already hooked up with the rustic chic and can't wait to read more stories from more interesting "Rural" women! Aren't Rural Girls just the best? I'm your next follower, keep up the good work here...and I wouldn't worry about the social etiquette thing too much. We bloggers like to keep it real! Have a wonderful Easter weekend!

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    1. Sall, Love that name by the way. Lovin' these rural women for sure. I am so glad you found us and have joined. I'm headed over to pay a visit.
      Thank you for joining in with us. It's so much fun!

      Kasse D.

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  4. Kasse,

    I'm new to the whole blogging world, too. Don't worry about it (Phil. 4:6 paraphrased). I think it takes time for most people to find their "voice" on their blog. I know that's the case with me! Your blog is lovely.
    Love,
    Laura

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    1. Thanks Laura for coming over. Yes, it does take time to find your voice. Someone told me to write like I was talking to my sister, but we can get a little crazy:) Thank you for the scripture.

      Kasse D.

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  5. LOL...I'm still reading this because I thought there was some secret...but alas, no. Fashion? Not. Being me? Yes. I'm stubbornly independent...if someone doesn't like my Wranglers or my boots or my hat...tough! I don't have time for hair let alone nails!!!

    Enjoy your blog!! Happy Trails~

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  6. This made me smile. Thank you! Hope you stick around. I think you will find you are at home in almost anything here:)

    Kasse D.

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