I'm pretty sure I've talked about this before, but it must have been quite a while ago, and it's been on my mind lately, so I'm going to talk about it again (and hopefully not use any more run on sentences)
I naturally trend towards being an introvert. I like my alone time, and I can often find being social quite draining. (don't get me wrong, I enjoy being social, but it zaps my energy)
This introversion also translates to my online persona. I consume a lot of content, but I find it exhausting to constantly share and comment (especially comment) on that content.
In my quest to be able to live off my creative pursuits, I often find myself researching how to grow an audience. Every source gives this piece of advice "make sure you comment on other peoples websites/facebook/instagram/twitter" etc.
This is a fine piece of advice, but like the real world, some people have an easier time being technologically extroverted. I am not one of these people.
I often find I have very little to add to the conversation that hasn't already been said, or if I do have something to add, I don't have the energy to type it out, because it's long, and complex.
Then there's the matter of keeping the conversation going if you happen to get yourself into one. The expectation is that you keep an eye out for the notification, then reply, and depending on the conversation medium, in a timely manner.
I suppose there's no conclusion to this, apart from I need to make more of an effort to socialise in a digital space.