I can’t seem to settle down on the web. Many people I know have found a stable internet home, either here on LJ or on Multiply, MySpace, Flickr, etc. I’ve had accounts on all of those sites plus several others, but none of them really feels like ‘home base’ to me.
I always want to go elsewhere, see what other people are doing on other random sites, then move on.
This is very much in opposition to what I’m like in real life, by the way. I’ve lived in the same part of the state my whole life and don’t see myself ever leaving. I tend to stick with people I’ve known for years rather than go out and meet new ones. Hey, sometimes it’s even hard to get me to move to another room in the house. I like where I’m at, so why look elsewhere?
Get me in front of a web browser, though, and I’m all over the place. A user account in every port, none of which see me very often. Drop in just long enough for a quick hello, then go off to the next whiskey bar.
I was reminded of this the other day when
invited me to be a contact on LinkedIn. I was confused at first, until I remembered creating an account there months ago. I haven’t been back since. Turns out a handful of other people I know are there as well. So I added them as contacts, fleshed out my profile a little, and will now promptly forget about it unless someone contacts me. So much Internet to see, so little time.
One of these days, some bright spark will develop an online community aggregator that consolidates all my accounts into one GUI and allows me to post to all of them at once. That would be great for people like me who flit around too much to establish a strong presence in any one place (if I just gave you a million-dollar idea, I want a cut).
Even so, I’ll probably keep bouncing from one place to the next. I was born to ramble. But only on the Internet.