Real or Social Media Friends?

Cartoon of two women. One says, "Level with me, Doris. Are you my real or social media friend?
©2015 Kevin Spear-Cartoon 4029

We live in a world where we have social media friends, the we have close friends. Social media has allowed me to get in touch with people I may never meet face-to-face. My life is richer for those friendships. Yet, they cannot take the place of friendships within a community.

One of the hard things about moving to a new place is restarting with new friendships. I am thankful social media allows me to keep in touch with friends and family at my old home. Yet I’ve learned It is so vital to develop new friendships and keep involved in a community.

So enjoy your social media friends. But be sure to make some face-to-face connections on a daily basis.

Author: Kevin Spear

I am a marketing professional with a design flair, based in Clayton, Ohio. I specialize in digital and content marketing that increases brand awareness for small businesses and nonprofits.