I’ve really tried to like Facebook. I’ve really tried to use it as I feel I am being left behind in the social media world. I’ve posted there several times this week and got a lot of responses. I also got a lot of emails about God and religion from several of my former high school classmates. They got a little too “preachy” for my tastes. I took it with my usual kindness, though, and responded back carefully – ever mindful of their feelings on the matter, even if they weren’t very mindful of mine.
I find it maddening, though, that I have to hunt for posts I commented on or my own posts for that matter. The way Facebook works is entirely not to my liking. Social media needs to be more intuitive and less hard to use. Blogging is easy. I write a post and you can comment. It is as simple as that. What I write is on the front page and you don’t have to go on an Easter egg hunt just to keep up with me.
I also find it one of the most boring forms of social media that I have tried on the Internet thus far. I jokingly titled this post “The Club for the Socially Repressed” and it is not far from the truth. Nobody ever posts anything interesting on Facebook. EVER! Brenda (Soul) wrote a post yesterday about going to the movies and I was just overjoyed at having something interesting to comment on and read. She has such a good sense of humor.
I think I will just focus my efforts on blogging and Twitter and leave Facebook behind. There are much easier ways to find friends and to keep up with the friends I already have. I can read their blogs. I can go to AA and meet people. I can continue to build a readership on my own blog. Lots of stuff to do without having to hunt for my friends just to post a comment of encouragement.