Decoding social media with Brooke Shields

Hi there!

I’m really thrilled that clicked around and got this far on my website. I so appreciate your stopping by. But before I go any further, I have a confession….

I’m no blogger. I don’t even read blogs. The thought of ME blogging is actually cringe-worthy. But my friends say that writers MUST blog. And without one, I’m completely and without a doubt, so last century. So since my friends tend to be much savvier than I could ever be, I decided to trust them. And a quick Google search proved them right.
Here’s what people say about bloggers. (Actually I recently learned that  vloggers are even cooler, totally rad, but  bear with me. Rome wasn’t built in a day.)

Blogs are the new black
Blogs are the new diaries
Blogs are the new resumes
Blogs are the new press
Blogs are the new JOURNALIST!

So I figured I had better get on this blog bandwagon before I’m even more last century. Actually, someone (who doesn’t own a cell phone or a computer) once told me that she’s so technology challenged, she thought that she could text on her microwave. I swear, I’m not that bad. I mean, I am on Twitter now. (A small miracle. Although those same smart friends tell me that I shouldn’t labor over those Tweets like I do.)

While we’re talking about Twitter, I remember when I got a reporting assignment to ask Brooke Shields questions, one of them was about Twitter. But that was back in the social media dinosaur days, 2009, and I was just getting my Facebook legs. I remember looking at the question, wondering if it was a typo and then researching this newfangled way to send a sentence cyberspace. I admit, I didn’t get it. Our conversation went something like this:

ME: Do you use twitter? (I know. I know. But at the time, I wasn’t sophisticated enough to ask if she Tweets.)
Brooke Shields: Twitter? What does that mean? (I started to explain, but our dialogue overlapped.).
Brook Shields: Hmmm. I do when I’m around a cute guy. When there’s a cute guy I’m all a twitter.

Thanks for reading!

P.S. Brooke now has more than 4,000 followers! Way to go!

P.S.S. Check out my Twitter feed, @JerylBrunner


Jeryl Brunner




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