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On Feeling Connected through Technology

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It’s difficult for me to feel connected to other people through common social media such as Facebook and Instagram. That is why I love blogs that aren’t fueled by monetary bureaucracy and the narrative. I am slowly discovering such nooks and gather them into my feed reader. I use Feedly for syndication of reading material. If you aren’t familiar with RSS, that is how it works on the back end ( WordPress sends these feeds out through a /feed ( <- you can view my feed by clicking, although it won’t look very pretty, it is for computer mouths ) at the end of the main site URL ). I used to use Google Reader until Google canned it for other projects.

Along with all the crud on the mainstream media, especially these days, I get tired of seeing the propaganda and need sources of information ( that aren’t talking about mask regulations and what building got set on fire next. Don’t get me wrong, these are all important issues, but it makes me feel very disconnected ) and art for balance. It’s the same reason I strive to get some physical exercise after sitting in a chair most the day. We all need balance in life. It helps make us happy as human beings. Reading news articles on I guarantee won’t instill a grain of happiness in your life ( except when you get news about the next stimulus check, haha ).

I used to have a ton of underground reading material in my feed reader, but due to an event that I don’t really care to divulge at the moment, my whole account got deleted and everything was GONE.

However, the good thing is I am starting to build my network back and find my fellows on the internet again. I am starting to feel connected. I have a busy life which I am proud of and I have many interests – technology, writing, publishing, art in general, self help and a bunch more ( I am trying very hard at being interested in marketing, but failing miserably LOL ) I thoroughly enjoy discovering these nooks on the internet, some being more useful than others.

I used to run a forum / bulletin board on the internet a long time ago that was active all day every day, but I haven’t gotten back into it and probably won’t. It was really fun though while it lasted.

Do you have parts of the internet that you visit that aren’t overrun with traffic and people, but have activity? Let us know in the comments below.

Guys, until next time – may you find all the happiness that your life can fit in it’s happy spot – S.D. McKinley

By S.D. McKinley

S.D. McKinley lives in the suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia. He was born in the first half of the 1980's and grew up in Wisconsin as a young boy, then moved to Georgia when he turned exactly twelve years old. During teenage years, he raced dirt track go karts and played guitar. He discovered his current love for all kinds of art after his mid-life crisis at 25 years old. S.D. McKinley began writing books in 2017.

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