Monday, 31 May 2010

Yessssss...

You have got to love this...today is Quit Facebook Day in Canada! Of course I have already 'deactivated' my F-book account (2 weeks ago). I was suspicious of that word as really I wanted to 'destroy & delete' but F-book as far as I could tell, wouldn't give me that choice. Here are some of my own reasons: *it is boring to read other people's messages to eachother * it is addictive as I found myself on more than one occasion looking at friends of friends and then, their friends * it is a HUGE waste of time * it is boring, in general * the so-called 're-connecting' with long lost friends reminds me why we 'dis-connected' in the first place * it is very impersonal & isolating * joining those various groups & clubs, well, I just don't know what that is all about * even an email to an individual is more personal, let alone a phone call, or a card, or a note, or dear God....a visit (?!) * blogging is better -- no convincing needed here right? * no one can possibly have that many 'friends' ...can you say 'narcissistic' ? * resorting to the public forum of F-book to contact someone made me feel that something was terribly awry in my life I am sure there are many other reasons that I will think of later but for now I am going out on hike with the dogs. Yes, actually in the real forest, even past the real farm down the lane. Cheers and get out there and get dirty today.

8 comments:

kevel88 said...

Wow, I guess you don't like face book?!?!? Maybe you should refer back to my blog about electronics. . .

Chill Ms. G!! Life will go on whether you are on the f-book or not like it has before the computer was invented. . . or phones. . . or television. . . or blenders . . . or blogs. . . or where was I?

XOXO

kevel88 said...

Looking forward to seeing you face-to-face!! I will bring a book!

XOXO

ingrid said...

Sweet. Canada is looking better and better. No facebook for a day? What did everyone do?
I'm not on facebook. I have my secret blog of pain (and now new life) and a flicker account to share pics with the few people who care. Actually, Flicker is so I can see some of my friends' work. I have 3 friends who take some pretty amazing photographs.

I agree. I like to catch up with friends face to face, or the occasional long email. Once in a blue moon the planets align in such a way that a phone call actually works.

Hope you had fun in the forest. I've never been to a real forest.

Hugh said...

really let a lot of life go by...i've missed you guys. i know y'all are well...young hugh

Eric said...

Camping in God's country is what it's all about... even in an RV one can get back to the basics... relationship! Whooahhh F F-book I've said all along! ;)

Chad said...

shot me with your eye...straight through the heart...as always

Sparky's Mom said...

I gotta take a closer look at your reasons and then contemplate my own departure ... Though, since passing the bar, I have found myself spending less and less time over there ... Life seems to have gotten so busy ... Half the time I dunno where my head's at! :)

Shelley said...

Hey Gina!
Long time no chat! Funny to read this post as I just 'deactivated' as well for very similiar reasons. I much prefer to read someone's heartfelt blog, then a bunch of people trying to show up each other's lives on FB! I do things that make me feel good, and quite frankly I spent too much time on there dragging myself down and feeling inadequate when I couldn't 'measure up'! We sold everything btw, and are in Edmonton for the summer catching up with relatives. No more houses!! Will have to catch up soon:-). Love your posts.