Social media, shall we call it “blog space”, exists somewhere outside of the tangible realms of the everyday world we normally occupy. In this realm of cyber existence anything is possible and here I travel, but never alone. Expression can be cast to the four corners of the globe and a whisper can grow to a crescendo of a billion voices, there are simply no boundaries.
And with time, I have come to appreciate the finer points of this brave new world. As an aspiring writer and poet, I have been provided with a platform from which I can share my works and express ideals. This is a place from which I can lend a little of my heart using all the words and passion I so desire.
Often, myself and other visitors cross paths in this intangible space between reality and beyond. In time a familiarity has grown, even friendships. We are like a billion tiny voices screaming into the night, hoping that for just a second our voice, one voice, will be heard.
Messages appear on the twitter home page by the dozen and with no regimented order. Like snowflakes caught on a strengthening wind, they gather and fill your screen, leaving you to find your own meaning. In hope, more than in expectation, your own voice is added and for just a moment you seek some sign that you are more than just another line on the page.
Hour after hour, day after day, time is lost to this insane clamber for some recognition above all others and all in the name of expression. But surely that is the point? Without a platform to be all we can be, without the means to spread our word, who are we but slaves to our own lives. Ideas and creativity can so easily be wasted and their articulation brings hope. Social media has given us the broadest possible canvas to paint a better world, but it must be used well!