Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Ducks on Facebook

Admittedly, I was hoping to post a bit earlier in the day, but sometimes things just don't work out like we expect them to... or perhaps that is more frequent than "sometimes," huh? Anyhow, I'm here now and the posting shall commence!!

So I was kind of thinking about Facebook. See, some people change their updates and add pictures on a more consistent basis than I do, and this is fine. No one can accuse me of being one of those people who dog on the constant updaters. People do what they do and, as long as it's not hurting anyone, that's fine. That's the way it should be.

But anyone who is a "Facebook friend" of mine knows that I don't update very often. I like to do it every once in a while, mostly if I have something creative or (hopefully) funny to say.

The other day, though, I decided to mix it up and try to promote this blog through that particular social networking tool. I also did a quick tweet about it. One of my Twitter followers (that makes me sound like a cult leader...) said that she liked the name of the blog. I thought it was pretty clever (or I would have called this something else) and appreciated the feedback. It's always nice when we find out we aren't alone in how we see something or other.

Anyway, I'm thinking about basing whether or not I continue to use Facebook on how many comments I receive to this post from my FB friends. If I get enough, then I know that Facebook is a valuable resource. If not, I'll probably close my account.

Now, this isn't to say that I think my friends really aren't my friends or anything like that. I mean, I know that there are people who care about me and love me. I don't question that for a second (and hopefully I'm not delusional in the fact that I don't!!). Rather, this all has to do with Facebook and what it means to me. Perhaps it means more than I think, but we'll see about that.

Also, it's important to note that this isn't some kind of "threat" or anything like that. I don't believe anyone I know has any kind of financial stake in Facebook or whatever. And none of my Facebook friends have only an extremely small number, like five, in their group. If so, I would feel pretty bad about deducting 20% of their friends and making them seem like a complete loser (instead of mostly a loser).

Well, I'll give the matter a couple of days. I want to see how many, if any, comments I receive from FB friends to this post. Additionally, I'll try to monitor how much I feel that social networking tool enhances my life. I mean, I only have the one life and enhancing it should be tres important.

Good night to anyone who happens to read this!

1 comment:

  1. What I love about Facebook is that it's put me back in touch with people I thought I would never find again, and kept me in touch with people I might otherwise have lost from my life. I only accept friends who I know -- either through the "real world" or through other social networking sites and who I've really gotten to know through those sites.

    As for my blog, I post it there. I don't necessarily get a lot of comments from it, but people I never thought would even bother reading my blog have mentioned in other settings (face to face, for example) that they read my blog every day and love it. So, while I don't have tangible evidence online of their interest, I know they're reading. So I keep posting.

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