@fgraver Hello! I'm curious: when you were absent, what made that happen? I'm thinking about my own awayness. When life got tough for a moment I lost sight of this, but Twitter kept hold of me in its thousand little claws.
What is that about?
@katebowles I've been - and still am - overwhelmed by the demands of my 3 jobs all that comes with them. As a result I've been much less involved in all social media the past couple of months. The only place I've manged to maintain a presence is Twitter - and I think that's because the level of comittment required is minimal.
Here I think I want to bring my most attentive self. So, ironically, Mastodon ends up neglected when I'm depleted because It's more important to me.
@Tdorey I want to pick up this thread as I've been thinking about it. For me it's not about investment and risk, but about having energy and focus to be able to give something back.
I've been completely exhausted and just haven't had the capacity to engage in conversation in any meaningful way. Lurking here and reading what others write has been the equivalent of just hanging out in silence and being comforted by that.
Here's the thing: when I'm exhausted, I just start blabbing. And hopefully not too aimlessly, but with a bit less filter.
Part of my happiness here is that this platform is a little more accepting (and some new, dear friends are a lot *more* accepting) of vaguely aimless blabbing.
So here's another "thanks for putting up with me" along with a "if you just need to talk, I'll listen".
@ShorterPearson Hope you can be un-exhausted soon. Not sure if you get any time off over Easter. We get a blissful 4 day weekend across the country, so WHOLE family is home- and today we all slept past the sunrise.
No cars. Only the sound of the birds and the itinerant bumblebee (fluffy & size of shooter marble) that comes by every morning to check if our bedroom window has morphed into a flower yet. @fgraver @katebowles @econproph @mahabali @twryst @Tdorey