Saturday, November 13, 2010

To Facebook or not to Facebook ...

QUOTE OF THE DAY: A gem cannot be polished without friction, nor people perfected without trials. Chinese Proverb

WORD COUNT: 7,228 (Its been a slow week for writing and an insane week for reality!)

Facebook is what you make it.

I know a lot of people out there that have apposed Facebook from the beginning. If you are one of those that did (or still does), you are not alone.

But here's my spiel you lucky ducks.

Facebook is what you make it. You don't have to login everyday. You don't have to post pictures of everything in your house, including your children, pets, dirt, spiders and trash. You don't have to post every time you go to the bathroom, step on a thorn or floss your teeth. Unless you want to. If you want to, the freedom is yours. That's the beauty of Facebook. It is what you want it to be.

I started my Facebook account almost two years ago and I still love it to this day. I began by finding and connecting with old friends. Of which I have found SO many and am SO grateful! How successful are high school reunions now because of it? Oh, sure, there are plenty of people I would choose NOT to get back in touch with, so I don't. You can ignore friend requests you know. *cheesy grin*

My Facebook account then turned into an avenue I could use to advertise my passion. And has also turned into an amazing support group for me.

I like tuning into the lives of my family and friends, seeing what their kids look like, reading their witty comments, learning about what they believe in. It offers me an amazing connection to others that I wouldn't normally have in today's hectic, crazy world.

But to be honest, I don't talk to a lot of my Facebook friends, outside of Facebook. And I'm friends with many people who aren't even on Facebook. In fact, most of my closest friends I never chat with via Facebook.

So, if you are one of those that “hates Facebook”, that's okay. You can. But I love it. And that's okay too. We'll just not be Facebook friends. Of course, then I don't have to worry about you unfriending me. :)


  1. i Love FB for the exact reasons you mentioned. And I also hate it for reasons, well, I just met you! Hi! ***waves***

  2. Hi Samantha! Thanks for the comment and welcome to the blog!