Social Media…the New Place to Be Awkward

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adhdi_facebookConfession…in our social ineptitude (we’re old enough to wear it like a badge, now!), Brock and I just about gave up on Facebook and Twitter. Neither one of us quite ‘get’ it. In person, we’ve finally come into our own when we can look you in the eye and read all the social signals…but on Social Media, it’s just hard.

No matter the place – Facebook, Twitter, a forum, or heaven help us Google Plus…I always feel like I’m back in 9th grade trying to get the high school seniors to talk to me!

Nonetheless, Brock and I have set an early New Year’s resolution. And we’re giving Facebook and Twitter another go. We’re trying to post and interact every day…and we’re wondering, do you have a hard time on social media? If you’re socially – what word should we use – awkward, disadvantaged, challenged? – do you have a hard time interacting? Or does the anonymity of the internet help you?

What about your kids? Ours don’t have any problem at all coming up with witty posts and clever responses.

If you’re a social butterfly or if you’re like Brock and me, join us on our Facebook page and on Twitter.

We promise we won’t make fun of what you’re wearing and we certainly won’t stuff you in a locker or anything. In fact, we’ll be so grateful that you’re talking to us – we might be rendered all speechless! Just like when we were in 9th grade…

About Kayla

Kayla Fay is a freelance writer and the mother of four boys, three of whom have been formally diagnosed with the inattentive type of ADHD. When she started “Who Put the Ketchup in the Medicine Cabinet?” in 2002, her sons were ages 8 through 14, when her life was a “progression of dirty laundry, lost homework, misunderstood Algebra, and a whole lot of love and fun”.

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Comments

  1. Allison Walls says:

    I’m pretty comfortable with Facebook and have made some wonderful friends through a game I play. Twitter not so much, I don’t quite get sharing that much info about me. I have friends and family spread all over the country and Facebook has been a great way to keep up with all of them, and let them keep up with me and my family. If you need a boost from a bad day or time there is plenty of friends to give you a virtual hug or advice. Sometimes from pages like this one I get great info or knowledge that I’m not the only one going through this. I do love Instagram and of course Pintrest. They let you share without much comment.

    • Well, I’m glad you’re understanding on Facebook! And I don’t have so much trouble with people I know personally. It’s the people that I *don’t* know that I feel all klutzy around. I’m not on instagram and all. We do have Pinterest. Follow us and we’ll follow you back!