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August 21, 2011

Lazy Sunday, Klout, and Social Media

It's Sunday morning, and I'm sitting here at the computer just goofing around. Reading some stuff, looking out the window at the sun-drenched city, feeling a little bit of a breeze coming through the door.

Frontier (Original Soundtrack)I don't drink coffee, but I've got my Diet Pepsi beside me, I'm listening to some great instrumental music (David Arkenstone does some great stuff). When I'm done with this post, I may listen to a podcast or something, once I'm not worried about it distracting me.

I'm also in a social media mood. I've been on Twitter a lot this morning. I've been reading blogs. I've just been having fun shooting the breeze with people. I've written two book reviews this weekend, something that I've been having trouble getting in the mood to do recently. I wrote a blog post last night on Game Informer (gaming fans with Fall 2011 gaming expectations might want to check it out), I'm doing this one now.

This is what Sundays are for, isn't it? Assuming you're not a church-goer, of course, in which case Sundays are church days! No, just spending a peaceful day with hardly a care in the world. Relaxing. Trying not to think about anything too taxing, but just doing things that you enjoy.

It's actually kind of nice.

My social media presence goes in massive up and down waves, and you can see it on my Klout score. When I take self-imposed breaks (not all of them voluntary; sometimes it's just laziness), the score tends to drop off pretty quickly. Then I decide to start interacting and posting again, and it starts to slowly go up again. I've been having fun discussing all this on Twitter this morning, which has been part of the pleasantly peaceful way to spend it.

But thinking about it also got me tweeting about other things. Not that the score means *that* much in the grand scheme of things. I'm not driven to the point where I must have influence! And if I don't, I'm nothing. It's not that.

It just reminds me that I'm not doing something that I actually enjoy doing. And that's not a good way to spend life.

So I'm reading blogs, tweeting them if I find them interesting. Making comments about this and that. Something that I don't do on Facebook that often, because I don't want to spam my friends (if you really want to see the extent of my wit and wisdom, follow me on Twitter).

This is also a long-winded way of saying that the final episode of the One-Hit Wonders of the 2000s has been postponed for yet *another* week. I'm just not in the mood to work at it today. I want to be lazy. I want to enjoy the fresh air, and the requirement to do nothing that I don't want to.

Which is as it should be.


  1. I hadn't heard of Klout before I read your post, so I clicked the hyperlink to see what it was. It informed me that my score had increased by +9 points simply by visiting the page. I have no idea if that means I became a member in the mists of the past and just don't remember doing so, or if that's an attempt to lure me into joining. I didn't stay long enough to investigate, as my plate is already plenty loaded with social media entities to wrestle daily.

    I'm a fan of spending Sundays in lazy day mode. Sometimes I go to church with friends, but most of the time, I spend Sundays similarly to you. I find it good for the soul and helpful in recharging those batteries before diving once again into the upcoming work week.

    I like these kinds of posts, Dave! It shows another side of your writing, as well as gives a glimpse into what makes you who you are. That's always nice, from a friendship perspective. And as we both agreed upon, once One Hits is finished, you're not allowed to stop blogging. Sprinkling more of this type approach into the mix is something to think about. :)


  2. Yep, you are on Klout. And you've got a higher score than me! :) You took that 9 point jump on August 2-3, and have remained steady ever since.

    Yesterday was lazier than normal, and it was awesome. :) Spent some time just lying in bed reading, watched a couple of Mystery Science Theater 3000 episodes, and just generally relaxed.

    I will have to do more of these types of posts. Now that I have a request. :)

  3. Okay, that is just downright bizarre that I have a higher rating than you do! I claim no credit for this, as I have no clue how I managed it.

    And yep, I'm a fan of this type of post. It's fun! :)

  4. I think you're much more active in various social media, especially since it's your job and everything. So once you've got a Klout account, you certainly don't have to do anything beyond what you normally do. :)

    Will get back to posting soon. It's been a rough week.


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