I began this challenge with enthusiasm and an eagerness to know more about social networking and the first seven days I felt I was ‘in touch’ - and then came Quora. Interesting, I thought, and why not try something new so I signed up, reads the small print (or so I thought) and asked a question. This was five days ago and ever since then I get the daily smack across my fingers, via email, because I have not conformed in some way. With the first three smacks I slunk back into the site and tried to rectify my sin – and thought I had, but no – the next day’s mail brought the same censure. I’m too old for this and if I’m such a slow learner, I need to find something far simpler to spend my time – a place of softer landings and gentler voices. Foursquare wasn’t for me, but a re-acquaintance with GoodReads was a worthwhile experience – sort of restored my faith in self to some degree. Squidoo I left alone and I have decided today is the day I draw the line across social networking, to be content with what I do and leave rainbow chasing to those with more time and higher energy levels. I have heard of Delicious, StumbleUpon, Reddit, and Digg, have even wandered in and had a look on occasion, but I’m afraid if I am to miss out on bookmarking even though it is seen as a key aspect of social media, then I will have more time to do other things – like write perhaps.