Tuesday, January 22, 2008

My name is Cakes and I'm a social buffoon...

Don't you love the word "buffoon?" Can anything describe itself so well? I mean it's almost an Onomatopoeia! (and yes, I had to look up the spelling of that word. I thought it started with an "A.")

If you have added me as a friend on various social networking sites, thank you. That was very kind. But, now what? I'm a total introvert anyway, and in real life I have a handful of good friends that I hold close and with everyone else? well. I do the best I can. But, I have to admit that my best is not very good. I'm awkward and stumbly when acquaintenceships get past a certain point and I can come off as either a loud, ridiculous know-it-all or else as standoffish and smug. And now I'm trying to get my bearings in the cyber socialsphere.

So, if anyone wants to guide me through the expected behaviors that I am supposed to be doing I would really appreciate it. I have a Blog 365 page and some very nice women have "friended" me and I'm not sure what the social protocol is. I, of course, accepted the invitation to be friends but do I then add them? I enjoy looking over their pages and have added some new blogs to my daily reads, but what about these comments? What do people normally do here? Someone help an old gal out. I'm afraid I'm coming across as a pompous ass or a cold fish or whatever and that's not the case, I am just an idiot.

7 comments:

Mel said...

Buffoon is indeed a fab word. I don't know any cyber rules, I clearly reveal all on my blog and I stalk my sisters computer friends. People think I am a snob in real life but I am just shy so tend to be quiet.
MUCH braver on my blog, guess we all are behind the comfort of our screens.

Geggie said...

I love buffoon and goofball is an oldie but a goodie.

Protocol? I think just visit those you've friended and you'll learn if you want to blogroll them.

Marlee said...

I don't know that there's any official protocol. I've noticed that most people aren't doing much with their actal 365 PAGES these days and that most people are just surfing each other's blogs, leaving comments, find more blogs, etc. Just make whatever you want of it! :)

KellyLynn said...

Hrm, count me in! I have no friends! ha ha. I have a group of 3 girls that are my friends IRL. I have known 2 of them since kindergarten, and the other since 5th grade when she moved to my school. Soo basically i have not made any friends in 20+yrs? I don't feel soo friendless though since i have my computer and can "connect" with ppl online. I say do what makes you comfortable. I don't think there is pressure to be or join blogs or friends. that is the great thing about the internet you "should" feel no guilt about the choices you make.

Melanie said...

Sorry I can't help! I don't know anything about Blog 365.

Cakes said...

ok. I'll just keep poking around on there. As long as I haven't made any huge faux pas.

Tertia said...

Are you on Facebook yet??? You aren't cool until you are on Facebook. I'll be your Facebook friend.