• detached_soul 5w

    Virtual

    The digital world is said to be "virtual", but the people here are real... so are their emotions...
    Where there is some kind of interpersonal communication, attachment is inevitable.
    In this world you can find everything that you find in your actual life... Chats, friendship, infatuation, love, fights, break ups...

    Virtual relationships can be just as firm or as fragile...
    and virtual break ups can be as painful as those in real life...

    We are not robots or machines.
    We are driven by emotions...charged by encouragement, and rejuvenated by acclaim and appreciation... ☺
    It's this quick communication that makes social media that much more desirable.

    Some of us are gregarious... Some are loners in their real life...
    Surprisingly, social sites have a large number of such complete loners, i. e. people who are very much active on social media despite being very private individuals in their daily life.

    Social media is a drug(not necessarily psychotropic). Writing apps in particular are highly addictive.

    When you say, "Addiction is addiction. ", you also consider "deaddiction..."
    The best remedy to overcome this addiction is to minimise one's involvement in terms of time spent...and That's tough.

    WRITING APPS

    Writing apps have arrived...
    and they are here to stay...
    They are meant for creative writers... Creative writers do write for creative satisfaction, but they also crave recognition(not all, but most of them) ...They want their work to be widely read, acclaimed and appreciated...
    On social sites(more often than not) it's defined by the number of readers, followers or "likers", but that's hardly a proper yardstick to assess a writer's true merit or worth...
    (Many a time, the response received by the writers (or their posts) is not commensurate with the quailty of their creation. A number of high-quality pieces go unnoticed(that's the only serious drawback a writing app can have)).
    Writing apps are interactive...
    It can't be a barter, or an exchange deal... yet in order to get appreciated, one needs to appreciate and encourage (and sometimes correct) others as it can't be one-sided...

    In the era of ebooks, soft copies and apps, we still have a sizeable number of readers who haven't abandoned their "hard" counterpart...Yes, printed books still have numerous takers...

    And why can't we have the best of both worlds?
    ©detached_soul