I received lots of nice feedback from my staying in the game post a few days ago. Thank you.

I was asked by several readers to share my thoughts on social media. Mine’s not a particularly controversial or awe-inspiring commentary, but here ya go:

I don’t have a huge social media following. I’m just not that good at selfies. And whenever I start thinking about deep diving into algorithms, hashtag strategies and all that, I feel an overwhelming sense of impending doom. I also have scoliosis, so thirst trapping’s not an option.

That said, I post quite a bit - I enjoy sharing what I’m up to with those who are inclined to want to find it. I like following friends and interesting people. It’s also helped develop something resembling a healthy truce with technology, not checking my phone while standing in line, or when friends get up to use the bathroom at a restaurant, that kind of thing.

What I do know with 100% certainty is, as living, breathing human beings, it always feels best connecting via stuff that’s, for lack of a better word, real. Playing a show’s real. Going to your friend’s show, buying a t-shirt, and singing along’s real.

Being confused, vulnerable, confident, and elated amongst people who generally find you agreeable, and being there for them in all their discombobulated glory, is the best place to call home.