I don’t Facebook, and I don’t tweet. I don’t do any of that social networking stuff. I think I’m afraid of being sucked in, constantly checking walls or friending people or whatever else you do when you’re on Facebook. See, I don’t even know the right terminology… “I don’t Facebook” or “I don’t do Facebook” or “I’m not on Facebook” – which is it?
See, I’m on my laptop enough already, what with three writing-intensive classes, two of which are web-based, so therefore require my online presence. Do I really need to sit in front of a screen even more?
Plus, without really understanding Facebook, it seems like it’s so revealing. Here I am, blogging. Isn’t that revealing enough?
I’d like people to actually read this blog. It can sometimes be discouraging to write a post and have it float off into the cyber-ether, not knowing who sees it or if it matters. When folks comment on a post, it really makes my day.
So I’ve been talking to people. While we cut back and weed gardens, I’ve been grilling my workmates. They all Facebook (of course they do). Most of my “knitting posse” do, too. Folks are trying to convince me that it might be a good way to promote this blog. I haven’t been to the inner sanctum of Facebook, so I have no idea how that would work. But maybe it’s time to give it a try.
What do you think? Facebook? Don’t bother? Maybe I’ll consider this a challenge – if I get 3 comments convincing me to sign up (besides from my beloved family), then I’ll do it.