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I Love Facebook, But………

Between Facebook and Twitter, I have begun to notice a void. I’ve had my blog since 2000 (although some of the original archives never got moved), and up until late last Fall, I was pretty dedicated to it. I learned a little basic HTML, I updated themes, changed the layout, and generally kept it fed and watered.

Don’t get me wrong; I love social media. It’s even safe to say that I’m addicted to it (hello? Words With Friends is my LIFE). The problem is that I have become a master at summing up my life in 140 characters or less, and in so doing, I’ve sacrificed the chatty part of myself. I came to this stark realization today when I went to tweet about the genius that is Baz Luhrmann, which is something that just simply cannot be done within the confines of 140 little characters. The other issue is that while my Facebook account is extremely private, my blog has ALWAYS been public. I *like* that my blog is public. I enjoy knowing that anybody anywhere can see what I write without unfettered access to every detail of my life (which is precisely WHY my Facebook account is private).

I’ve missed the outlet of putting virtual pen to paper and yammering on about whatever happened to be on my mind at the moment. I’ve gotten lazy, I admit it. Twitter is convenient. Facebook is convenient. And maybe blogging is old school, or even obsolete, but I miss it.

2 Responses to “I Love Facebook, But………”

  1. Michelle Says:

    I agree. I often think of things to post about, but haven’t had or made the time, like I used to. Yet, I can’t seem to give up my domain when it’s up for renewal. Oddly, I miss when it was me and you on the Internet and not EVERYONE I know. We had a fun thing going…and we still do, but it’s different, for sure. Even though it was public, it somehow seemed more private. Yeah, that last sentence makes sense to me =).

  2. Merrin Donahue Says:

    I totally get what you’re saying, and I miss it, too. It was definitely a closer circle of friends, and I think we ALL shared more stuff before Twitter and Facebook. I certainly don’t censor what I put out there, but it’s nowhere NEAR as detailed as my blog used to be.

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