Monday, October 29, 2007

I am BACK...and on Facebook (!)

Greetings my Friends!

Yes I may go down in history as the person who updates his blog the least frequently, but I will do my best to change that.

I just got on Facebook, as a result of too-many friends nudging me to join them in the Web 2.0 revolution.

Why was I hesitating? Well, a part of me is like, "Leave me alone." Another part of me is like, "It's just too much to handle!!!!!!!!!!!!!" And another part of me is like, "It's a government conspiracy to control the world."

But then another part of me was like, "Okay, enough trusted sources have shared their love of Facebook, so I will give it a go."

Aaaaaahhhhh!!!!!

I got going and I was calm and everything, with entering details about what I like etc and linking with a few friends whom I knew were on Facebook.

And then I had the site do a search of my Yahoo! Mail address book.

Oh no.

I was instantly bombarded with a myriad of Contacts who are on Facebook. Most of these people I know longer communicate with (not for any bad reason...you know, time marches on...)

My impulse was to get the 'add-a-friend' train running full-steam and get busy with every biz-bang feature, but I have learned enough about myself the past couple of years to take a step back and breathe.

It helped. While I'm looking forward to getting back in touch with many of these people, I doubt it will be possible to meaningfully 're-connect' with most. I truly hope that my relationships will deepen as a result of Facebook, but *overindulgence insanity* is very much a possibility. You know, having a million "friends" and not knowing where you stand with any of them. Or, spending so much time on Facebook (or 'Crackbook, as I've heard it called) that my 'profile' becomes an obsession in itself and the number of 'friends' becomes the source of my self-esteem.
No thanks. I don't need anymore delusion, thank you.

It will be a real challenge to moderate my Facebook life. I have to say, though, that after dabbling at it for a little while, I like it.

Blessings,
Dan

Oh, and until next time, remember to choose sanity (or at least control the insanity)!!

1 comment:

Jon said...

i feel the same way about FB; also reminds me about CA Dannyboy. Storm