I realized as I wrote my blog, that I have been out of the loop for too long. I can withdraw so completely that I don't even surface for days. Specifically, I don't contact friends, I just do what needs to be done in my immediate area.
Still, I am trying to remain connected.
So at the behest of a good friend, I took the plunge and joined Facebook in the wee hours of Saturday. I dragged my feet to start this, because I thought it was unnecessary work. But, I need to be able to connect, to communicate with others and not be the hermit I naturally fall into.
Now for those of you with that innate cyber sense, setting up a Facebook page is easy, and user friendly. For me, it’s been frustrating. I've tried to add friends (I mean, that is my purpose, right?) and what have I done? I've invited people three times, while deleting others, I've skipped people, and honestly....I'm not sure what I've done. So, there is an invite out there waiting for you...I just have to figure out the best way to get it to you. Plus, throw in some guilt--I don't want anyone to feel obligated to join my page--add all that and I am in a dither.
Are you laughing at me yet? Because I think my ineptitude is hilarious.
Worse, every time I am on Facebook, and I lurk around, my Internet connection gets cut off (maybe its trying to tell me something?).
The thing is, it is also another distraction. I will have to be careful how I manage it. Like with everything in my life everything is going to have be prioritized.
How are you remaining connected while working, writing, and just making it through your day?
Do you think Facebook is a good thing or bad?