Thanks to joining Twitter two-plus years ago, I started participating in education chats. Through one of those, I re-connected with Kathleen Sokolowski, which led me to Two Writing Teachers and regular Slice of Life contributions. Through another one of those exchanges (#sunchat), I revisited a frequent topic in virtual and actual circles: fear of missing out -- a.k.a. FOMO -- that feeling of obligation to participate, likely overextending oneself, or otherwise miss the proverbial party. To avoid stoking any FOMO now, here's part of that thread:
By yesterday afternoon, thanks to more time in the car, I started mentally turning over different and better acronym alternatives to GWIC. My favorite, so far: MOFO, many opportunities for osmosis.
Any time I opt to dip a toe into Twitter's stream, whether for chat participation or just to sample the ideas flowing by at that moment, I learn something. If I choose other channels sometimes or simply to tune out and recharge, those options are okay, too. Equally acceptable is the occasional binge, like the Slice of Life Story Challenge.