I have taken breaks from Facebook before.
And when I do the reaction of people that know me best is laughter,
they know I really like social media.
I have had the conversation about the FB Blues with several people.
You know, you read someone's status and feel like your life sucks.
Your friend went to a theme park
or on a vacation,
or heck they may have even gone to the corner store...
and what have you done?
You've barely survived that day
with a co-worker who is mean
or a boss who belittles you
or expects too much,
some days it's enough for you to feed and cloth the children,
get them to school and do homework,
heck getting out of bed was a miracle for you
and then there it is on FB for all to see... your friend has just spent a relaxing day at the beach, or shopping or creating something fabulous.
And then there's the party you weren't invited to,
the BFF list you didn't make.
you hate FB,
dislike your friend
and maybe even curse at your computer.
You swear you won't go back on FB or you surely won't check So-and-So's status,
then something draws you back.
Well I struggle with that.
And I wonder if when I post things I, in turn cause those feelings in others.
Then in my life recently there is family drama,
I know it's been said of me (said in a disgusted manner) "I know all about Michelle's FB posts".
What does that even mean?
Or what about relationships that have been torn apart because of bad words exchanged on FB. If you don't know anyone who has been defriended on FB and it carried over into real life then you're not talking to enough of your "friends".
And friends, who has 378 friendships with meaning anyway?
So, although I've said it before,
I'll say it again,
FB and I will be drifting apart.
Now my far away friends and family don't worry- I like keeping up with you, that's why I like FB- although Skype is quickly replacing that.
well I am focusing on you more and more;
no, it won't be all of you,
because I can't have a true, deep, real, authentic relationship with that many people.
So if you want to invite me to your birthday or a 21 Party, please I love bags and am yet to even see a catalog, well, please do not invite me via FB.
NO thanks FB cyber relationships,
and have been,
and want to choose to live in the flesh,
the real life,
the face to face, meet at the beach or the park or your back yard.
I wanna look at you when I am happy, or sad or bitchy;
and I want you to look at me when you feel the same.
I wanna "like" your life because I am participating in it with you.
I wanna SEE your kids laugh and play,
yell at them with you,
joke with them and laugh at you WITH them.
I want you to know me.
To burp "my" baby,
to know my granddaughter's laugh,
to watch me try to do this thing called life.
So with that said I may or may not blog on a regular basis.
I will most likely still Instagram
and perhaps tweet a little,
but FB and I,
well the season is coming for us to not spend that much time together.
So what about you? What do you REALLY think about FB?