As a tech person I know I'm supposed to have some sort of online presence and brand... But I really just... don't care about that. I don't want an audience. I just wanna chat with friends. The entire *idea* of creating and cultivating an audience seems awful to me for me.

I want to talk about philosophy and life and love and adventures and sorrows and fears and experiences. I want to hear about other people's conversations about such things.

I think that's also why shitposting doesn't make much sense to me. The idea of posting purely to entertain others is... odd to me.

Not that I mind it from others, I do enjoy reading other people's entertainment occasionally! It's fun! I just... can't get into it myself.

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My online social media presence is not here to entertain nor inform people of things. I'm here to socialize... As in... talk about stuff that we mutually care about.

When I see people doing things differently, I always get this feeling like I'm doing online wrong... But it's just who and how I am. I'm not into that stuff.

@pandora_parrot I dunno, in person I tell stories to entrain my friends sometimes. I tell (short) stories on here to entertain people sometimes. <shrug /> Socializing takes many forms.

And the format of social media is a bit different from one-on-one or small-group socializing; it can be a little more outward and undirected, though not so much as writing for a magazine (say) or giving a talk.

For me social media fills a different role than in-person communication. Or email or texting or...

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