Friday, April 11, 2014

Social Media

Who in the room has not heard of Ffacebook?  Raise your hands, folks...  And how many of you do not belong to Facebook?  No hands??  Oh, wait...there's one!  Oops!  Forgot to count my own hand!  two!!

Up until February I belonged to FB.  I left when my account and my privacy was compromised.  I haven't looked back...until now.

miss the cute pics of my grand babies and hearing of the small things that are shared on a daily basis.  A fish died...a play at school....a beloved pet's death....  I miss hearing about these things.

I miss the contact with my nursing school buddies, and my work friends.  I miss my S-I-L's and their families.

I miss my BFF.

I may have had 70 or 80 friends on my friend list....or so I thought...but since leaving, I have heard from none...other than a few close family members.  This is a little surprising and a little disappointing, as after all, my friend list was long....or so I thought....

FB, it seems, creates an illusion/delusion of friendships and relationships.

I may go back one day.  I hope I don't.  It all depends on how lonely I get, actually.  For now, though, I'll  refrain.  I have more time on my hands since leaving.  I have good friends that I have made through blogging, and for the most part, I have more in common with those people than I did with 90% of the friends I had on FB.

Do you cultivate your garden of friends? Do you nurture relationships?

BTW...  Thank you to all that visit, and leave comments.  I know that I post infrequently due to work commitments....but I love it when you say hello.  I know it takes a minute to leave a comment, but your visit, and comments are really appreciated.


  1. I'm not on Facebook ,lots of people I know are,but they tend to forget I'm not on FB so I miss out on family photos and updates. Ah well.
    Jane x

  2. You make an itereting point about Face Book. I think the friends bit is away over the top. It's a way to keep in contact but that's all. I find many of the thinks absolutely boring. I find the stuff that is taken from some other site to be a complete bore and should not be allowed. Keep it to personal comments. Would I leave ? No.

  3. Hi Wendy, that's the trouble with modern technology, it puts us all at risk. I'm just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day and Happy Easter. Hugs, Chris