Thursday, July 7, 2011

Sharing 101

I SHARE INFORMATION... A LOT. I share words, pictures, thoughts, ideas, mistakes, life, and love... it's what I do. Some people do not appreciate that I share, they have stated in the past that "I share too much". Is this even possible? In today's technological advanced society, really, how is it possible, one-click sharing to any social media, blogging, facebook, tweets, emails, text messages, phone calls, the old-fashioned snail mail, and even, the unbelievable spoken word? Is it possible to share too much? I truly don't believe than anyone can share too much. HONESTLY, I feel the people that think this are actually "over-absorbers". Yes, think about it -- some of the same people that state I am an over-sharer also claim to read multiple blogs, from other over-sharers, along with all the latest and greatest news, magazines, ads, etc. So, no I am not an over-sharer, you are an over-absorber! Besides, if it weren't for people "sharing" what good would the great world wide web be? We would all be stuck in our own little worlds not learning, not expanding, not growing, just there, being boring. The original over-sharer, the library, where you used to have to drive to and research and hope that the book would be there so that you could! Wow, thank goodness we have grown!

A long, long, time ago (way before the internet), someone told me that if you can't share what you do, what you do is absolutely unimportant. These words have stuck with me... it is so true, and it is something that has remained close to my heart and I will continue to share, forever! So here is a Thank You to all of my peeps, I love all of you over-absorbers!!!

Yes, more thoughts and posts on sharing are bound to follow... yep! PLEASE, add any and ALL comments... a lot of people need to hear them!

7 comments:

  1. I love the thought that 'if you don't share what you do, what you do is unimportant'. Such a thought provoker, emphasizing a life of service. I look forward to your posts everyday. You inspire me in the photos of your work and your words. Thanks!

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  2. I agree. I don't think there's such a thing as over-sharing. Really, if someone doesn't want to know the things that you want to share, then they don't have to read/listen to it, that's all.
    I tend to babble on and on about things that I'm passionate about, things that I love, things that make me happy. I'm not very good at articulating my emotions, however they are usually made pretty clear when you read between the lines.
    Keep on sharing. We appreciate you!

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  3. Haha! Love this post!!

    (Now, I do think there is such a thing as oversharing. For example, in the case of TMI faux pas, or revealing something deeply personal to someone else without their express permission, or making a nonsense/irrelevant post solely to get your name in a linky party.

    But in terms of sharing what we're working on, have seen, are interested in - I'm right with you! There *is* no "oversharing." I think "overabsorbers" hits the mark perfectly. There is always the easy option of NOT following blogs that don't float your boat, or of abstaining from Twitter, or whatever makes you feel bombarded.

    And P.S. - I never would have called you an oversharer. . . lol!!

    I need a sampler with this on it:

    "If you don't share what you do, what you do is unimportant."

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  4. I am an information junkie, so the world wide web, is my addiction........share it please, I will read it, or I will skip it on by. That choice is mine.

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  5. I say "share away!" :-)

    No one is forcing those individuals to read it.

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  6. Share, share, share! That is how us "newbies" to the business learn! You inspire me to be creative and to know that I, too, can do this!!

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  7. Keep on sharing!!!! I've learned so much from people who share their knowledge! If someone doesn't like it, they don't have to read or listen to it!

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