Everybody's Doing It

Social Media that is. I am still way behind in this area. I am still not on Facebook, but that’s from fear really. I have a hard time with the idea that there are people who I just don’t want to friend. The concept seems crazy to me. I think I would spend too much time worrying about hurting someone’s feelings or letting someone back in my life that maybe isn’t a healthy decision. Of course most of my friends give me a hard time about this understandably. If I had children, maybe I would do it to share more with my family. My sister likes to pick on me about starting a blog when I can’t even find the courage to have a facebook account. I like the anonymity of blogging. I like to visit people face to face. From the time I was old enough to ride a bike I was out visiting. By the time I turned 16 it was all over for my poor family because I was gone. Those were the good ol’ days with no cell phones and you could really get lost. I miss those days sometimes. Other than I drove an MGB that sometimes left me stranded. I like to call it character building when you have to walk miles to find a pay phone and call your parents collect to come pick you up. Yep, good memories. Besides, sometimes the memories of times in your life should be left alone and untouched from the reality that we all change. Change isn’t always bad. I’d like to think that I am a better person now. I certainly try to be better. I start each day praying that I become a a better wife, a better sister, a better daughter, friend, co-worker, aunt and so on. Isn’t that the point in life to try to be better? So for now, I am going to continue to boycott facebook and stick to my happiness blog. Even though everybody’s doing it.

9 thoughts on “Everybody’s Doing It

  1. Glad you are blogging, Shannon! We wouldn’t have met you otherwise. 🙂 There is a safer feeling blogging with strangers than “facebooking” with family and friends…as odd as that may sound. I have an active facebook account but I reveal much more of myself on my blog.

  2. Facebook is blah. Google+ is way more fun. I’ve met so many cool people there and have connected with many of the folks all over the world who read my blog. It’s a great place to meet people you might like to know. I don’t have the problems there that I have on Facebook, where everyone posts photos of their kids and their food and their political rants and on and on. If you ever think of wading into social media (other than a blog, which is essentially social media, too), G+ is really, really great.

    1. It is cool to do what you feel is right. Kudos for you!!! We love you for being who you are and embracing your inner blogger! I love your posts. I too decided to give Facebook up for Lent and never went back. It is more positive for me. We all have to make our own decisions in what is right for us.

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