... and I'm a internet-holic... and a social media junkie
I don't know how or when it started but I can't be away from some sort of computer/internet for more then a few hours. I realized this last year when I went on a road trip to the pacific northwest. I went entire days without internet and when I made hotel reservations I made sure they had internet so I could re-connect when we stopped to rest.
So much of my life is lived on the interwebs, I tweet, facebook, twitpic, instagram, flickr, formspring and blog about my daily life. When something happens to me my first thought isn't to call a friend or family member it's to log on to my blog and blog about it. My blog is connected to my facebook and twitter so all it takes is for me to blog once and it's goes to all three locations.
I'm not sure why I even do it as I don't think my life is any more exciting then your average Joe but folks seem to enjoy following the ups and downs of my geeky life. I do find that it's a great way to keep friends and family up to date on the happens in my life. Sometime it's tough to keep everyone abreast of whats going on, on a daily bases. It's also kind of cathartic for me, it's like having diary that I share with the world.
The other thing is I'm a podcaster, social media is a huge part of my life for advertising, promoting and communicating with the listeners of the podcasts. I have blogs and show notes for episodes. I interact with listeners, run contests and share experiences all through social media.
It's crazy to think that there are a few thousand people out there in this world who know who I am just by my voice. I've had several people come up to me and ask if I'm Kenny from the Knights of the Guild podcast... it's fun yet very strange.
I'm not sure how much my life would change without the internet and social media. I can't say it would be boring or uninteresting, but I can say I wouldn't have met half of my friends from all over the world. I wouldn't have joined The Guild which really broaden my exposure to the "web-a-sphere".
Could I give up the internet and social media.. no and even if I could.. I won't. It's become such a huge part of my daily life, and I truly love.