I try to only connect with people I know in real life or have worked with online for some time. For a while I did try to connect with people I knew only casually who wrote in some of the same places I did, but it soon became overwhelming. Sometimes I’d look at my FB friends list and wonder who some of them were. I’ve trimmed that list and I’m very careful now about who I add to it. I rarely share links to my writing on my timeline unless I know that many of my friends will be interested in them. I’m selective about whose newsletters I subscribe to and I’m unlikely to pay for one unless the author has already proved they have content worth paying for. My inbox already contains more than I’ll ever have time to read.

Christian, bereaved adoptive mom, blogger, amateur nature photographer, voracious reader. Married 56 years. Central Coast of California. https://barbrad.com

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