Monday, August 24, 2009

Facebook: The Poor Man's Blog

Due to the fact that blogging/fellow bloggers have been so lame this summer (and srsly, you gize have been THE WORST! Almost to the point where I wanna give you all the finger, btw) I have been spending a little more of my computer time on Facebook. And I'll be honest, it's been more fun than I was expecting.

Some Observations:

  • I've come to the realization that on Facebook, you get what you give. What goes around, comes around. The love you take is equal to the love you make. The more you're into it, the more everyone is into it with you. It's good times.
  • All my young women are on Facebook...and I mean ALL of them. They live there. It's the perfect place to go around and let them know you're thinking about them with very little effort and/or make fun of their status updates & tease them about boys.
  • You can use real names with out being too worried they are gonna hunt you down & murder you. They already know your name & haven't murdered you yet, so why would they start now?
  • It's EASY. So freaking easy actually. Zero effort involved. Who can't come up with a one liner every once in a while? And beyond easy to do from the iPhone.
  • It's the only way I've found to get people such as HotPants, Erin, Sara, my sister, other cousins, Gty's cousins, etc. to acknowledge my online existence. Blogs are too much work for these people to a) write b) read.
  • Facebook cannot take the place of a blog, obviously, for historical purposes but it is great for interacting with friends & family that you normally wouldn't interact with on a regular basis.

So that's it. My diatribe on Facebook & how sucky blogging has been this summer. Hopefully it will pick up again here now that the kids are back in school 'nstuff. If not, I'm gonna revisit that "giving you all the finger" idea.

14 comments:

eekareek said...

::Looking behind me when you flip me off and wondering who that could be directed at::

eekareek said...

Facebook is fun! I have grown so close with your sister on it. But I do read your blog all the time and comment. This school year, I vow to be better about blogging and spend less time on Facebook.

Memzy said...

I just can't do it. I just....

Flem said...

It isn't directed at me, I blogged. And tweeted.

FB is okay for people who only have friends and have no colleagues. The rest of us need twitter.

Kat said...

You obviously are not checking out my blog. :(
I've been posting alot about my "darling" family.

Landee said...

Hey hey hey...no one needs to get all defensive here! I was directing this at no one in particular. ;-)

But srsly, it hasn't just been a lack of blogging, it's been the lack of commenting and general lack of a feeling of community here. It's no one's fault and yet it's everyone's fault.

Allz I'm saying is thank goodness for FB. And thank goodness for Twitter cuz some people have colleagues... or something.

Carol said...

I am devoted to your blog and several others and just can't bring myself to care about FB. Sorry.

danandcami said...

I love facebook, and reading your blog but I am terrible about keeping mine updated. I want to be better but... I don't know what the problem is. Thanks for keeping yours updated though!!

amanda said...

I know what you're sayin. I've had a hard time reading blogs lately and am enjoying the effortless Facebook a bit more.

Jenny ESP said...

I'm working on some corny "one liners" for my facebook just for you. But it will never take me away from dear sweet blogspot. I'm super loyal when it comes to social networking sites.

Landee said...

Facebook is so easy it doesn't have to take you away from dear blogspot. It's like when you have another kid. You don't divide your love between the two...you're heart doubles in size.

::collective sigh::

So tender.

eekareek said...

Oh Snap! Flem just burned us all. I am such a loser with no colleagues, I think I will go facebook, maybe play Farm Town or Farkle...with my friends...

Hot Pants said...

Thanks for the shout out.

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