Wednesday, October 22, 2008

The turning of a leaf

I figured it was high time I made my first post on this blog. I've actually had another blog for over a year but it was specifically for my public relations classes and the assignments that we had to post. To be completely honest I never thought I would have a "personal" blog were I poured out my feelings and emotions in such a raw and unadulterated form so that the whole world could catch a glimpse into my fascinating life. Realistically that's not going to happen. I'm sure I'll get a few hits every couple of weeks from some close friends and family that already know my life but check my blog anyway just to appease me. To you I say thanks.
First I need to explain why i'm here, blogging. It's been a long and tedious process. I was addicted to Facebook. Ya, I know. I'm ok with it now. I'm not ashamed to admit that I fell prey to the sticky web of social networking. In no way am I advocating that people get rid of facebook or saying that it is a social evil. I just spent way too much time on it accomplishing nothing and it was time to do something about it. I have to give props to two caring friends who helped me see things more clearly. One day, (about two weeks ago) I was just hangin out at the gnome home with natalie and kylee. I had noticed earlier that ky had deleted her account and I was curious as to why. She explained her reasoning and then nat also shared her reasons for never getting it in the first place. It made sense. There is a lot of good that can come from Facebook, the social networking capabilities are incredible and believe me, I was networking with the best of them. I just felt like I wasn't really using it with any purpose. I was swimming around in this vortex of poking and vampire applications and seeing how many virtual friends I could acquire. Another favorite was stalking people so I could "get to know them" before I really got to know them. I got sick of having all these preconceived notions about a person before I even got to the first date. And who knows what people thought of me when they looked at my account. That's probably one of the reasons why I saw a huge decline in real friends. So I deleted my account. The funny thing is you can't actually "erase" you're account. They are very clear about the fact that at any time you can log back in and recover everything. Another thing I found quite interesting was that when you go to delete your account you have to give a reason for doing so. As soon as you click on one of your options like "I spend too much time on it" or "There is too much drama" it provides you with suggestions on how to fix your problem. Apparently you're an idiot if you actually go ahead and "delete" your account. Seriously, who is dumb enough to give that up? I guess I am. So it's been a couple of weeks now. I feel great. I haven't even entertained the idea of getting it back. All in all it's one less thing to check when I get online. Now i'll probably just start checking my blog to see if anyone has commented.

4 comments:

Kylee said...
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Kylee said...

You don't even know how proud I am of you. Isnt life so much more real and simple.... Yes, it is.

McKayJoice said...

swimming around in a vortex? . . .so true so true.

But i do admit that the vampire bites where quite fun, who doesn't like a good syber bite? . . . . (blah)

. . this was wonderful

Nat said...

down with facebook! just like kylee, your other tutor, I am proud of the steps you have taken recently in your life. and fyi, the betos trip and dancing in the rain at the high fashion party are not forgotten. some things are just too special to blog about. welcome to our wonderful world, it's good to have you with us.