I always seem to lose time to all kinds of little things through out the day. I end up spending more time at work than ever intended, and then get home feeling a little worn and used. Then of course there are the little house hold chores to do. Have to eat somewhere in there also. Then I can sit down to the computer and catch up on my overflowing in box. By the time I get done with everything and figure out a post, it’s already late. Makes it kind of hard to get out to some of my favorite social sites like Plurk to play around.
I used to hang out in Plurk and follow conversations all the time. Lately I have been very bad about going there. Now I’m trying to get back into Plurking because it is fun. Unfortunately I can generally only make it over there on the weekends. They have this thing called Karma, the more you Plurk and the more friends you have the higher your Karma goes. The only problem is that when you slow down or take a sabbatical from it, your Karma goes down. Normally I could care less about Karma except for the extra cool emoticons you get after a certain level.
What I’m finding now is that many of them don’t want to have anything to do with me either because I left for so long, or because I have NO Karma now. I have even tried to be nice, and drop a few responses on different Plurks. The only thing that happens is the conversation stops, as if I have the plague or something. Maybe I’m just being to pushy, who me I don’t think so. I think maybe my problem is I share too many pictures of my dogs. Oh well I’ll keep trying, but only when I can, for a person can lose hours to Plurk if their not careful.
Even when I stopped Plurking, I still followed a little of what was going on through a blog called Plurkiverse. It is a blog devoted to Plurk, and the author is probably one of the more active members, KDFrawg. But there is no substitution for actually being there and taking part in a conversation.
I also use Twitter, but that is more of what I consider to be an “announcement” thing. Most of my Tweets are automatic, like when I post to my blogs, Live Writer notifies Twitter. Also when I comment on something at Mixx or submit something to Mixx, they notify Twitter. Twitter for me is more a promotion tool, and Plurk is for fun.
There is one thing that I have wondered from the first time I started Plurking. How do all those people get the time. I mean some of them are on there every time I log in, and other just a few hours a day. I just don’t seem to have a few hours a day, or maybe I’m just not Plurkicated (dedicated to plurk) enough.
Anyway, if you are ever interested in total random conversations, swing by Plurk and see what it’s all about. You can even hang around and Plurk-lurk, just to see what is being talked about.