Part of being a writer these days is being active on social media. While I enjoy (sort of) meeting people, there are definitely days where it seems to be a time-suck, and I do it while wishing I was doing anything else (but mostly either spending time with my daughter or writing). But then there are those days like the one I had on Friday.
There is another author that I am Facebook friends with who I didn't know until that day that his books had been optioned for film as well. He had been in the movie industry previously, and was kind enough to answer some of my questions about the whole process. A man I'd never met took time out of his busy day (that he could have spent with his own family or writing his own stuff) to help me out. That's the magic of social media right there. Two people from across the country or even across the world who have probably never been in the same zip code can connect, and perhaps, change each other's perspectives, educate, or just be a friend.
Some of the people I've encountered on social media have done more for me as a writer and as a human being than people I've known for years. So I guess that's really the crux of the matter: though sometimes keeping up on it can be mundane, you can run across people who maybe, just maybe, might change your world.