The marketing gurus (whoever they are) say that Facebook and Twitter are indispensable when you’re trying to get your message out to the world. I’m not sold, yet, but I’m going to be trying an experiment.

I’ll be providing insightful content (I hope) on this blog, at least once a week. I’ll be talking about the things that mean a lot to me: writing about place, writing about characters that matter and that live in these places, writing about the place I live in, writing about how the tools of yoga can inform creativity. I’ll also be sharing my thoughts as I learn about the book promotion process, since I am doing this for the first time.

I’ll be sharing links to this blog on Facebook and Twitter. I’ll also be trying to share other insightful thoughts on FB and Twitter.

Although I love my email, and FB can be fun, I admit to a lot of resistance in the area of social networking. It should be interesting. In my life, I’d rather have coffee with a friend face-to-face, than spend even more time in front of a computer screen. I resist stuff that feels like a time sink. It’s like the conversation I had today with the laundromat proprietor (about the very subject of technology). I want real life — wood to split, dirt to get my hands into, real people to talk to, real blue skies, real snowstorms, real forests to walk through, real experiences. Sometimes the tech world is too cold. I love it, but I hate it.

Yet, for all my resistance to it, it does make a lot of things possible. I can stay in touch with friends around the country and around the world.

I hope to use this social networking as a tool, and not let it get the best of me. I’m going to be putting strong boundaries around it, I hope!

Fortunately, I have no interest in the Facebook games. Not a clue. And Twitter, that’s a place I haven’t gone yet. 🙂