Facebook and blogging??

Hi All

Well it’s that time of the month so I will write a post! I have today suspended my Facebook account, over-reacting I hear you say; well I don’t really use the bloody thing and all I see are people sharing what somebody else produced. So the contact isn’t even one on one really, it’s also a sounding board for radical opinions one way or the other. And lastly I don’t wish to be data for a political action group either here or in the UK or even in Moscow.

I would like to thank my wife Susan for being an inspiration when it comes to the blog thing. Stories from the edge of blindness has been a true avenue for Susan to express how she feels as her life changes, either good or bad.  And the excitement in her voice as she talks about her friends in blog world is a wonderful thing.

It’s raining in Los Angeles, which means my two Princess’s Blossom & Jade will be staying indoors. They don’t like rain, or getting their paws wet, or stepping in puddles. I shall follow their example!

Have a nice day!

9 thoughts on “Facebook and blogging??”

    1. Thank you, although I don’t bog often, Susan makes up for that for me :-). I find the community to be what social media aspired to but never got there. It’s people sharing and it’s great.

  1. I am following your lead, my love, and bidding farewell to Facebook. The dogs and cats and I are all avoiding getting our paws wet today. I love it when you pop into the blog sphere, even if it’s only once in a while.

  2. I spend some time on FaceBook during those brief intervals when I’m not blocked for 30 days [which I am at the moment]. I generally re-post my blog entries there. And it’s the place I get most of my news about what’s going on in the world, since I don’t have a television. Generally I think the world would be a better place without it, however.

    1. I agree the world would be a better place without it. I would be wary about getting any news from Facebook. It’s not a legitimate news source do you can read any crap someone wants to share.

      1. The problem is there’s no news source out there worthy of trust….. ends up being by gosh or by golly, flipping a coin if it suits you, or join the throngs adopting one or another untrustworthy set of biases.

        1. There are news sources that you can rely on, not Facebook. Before the claims of fake news people did trust legitimate news sources, the times, NPR, BBC, these sources can be trusted to back up their articles. Are they always right, no of course mistakes happen. But they aren’t fake and just claiming they are because you don’t like what they say is unjustified.

  3. I’m on the fence about it. I have a huge kinship with it, and it’s a great place for fun and frolic with my close and distant compatriots. I have made a conscious decision to avoid (most) political engagements there, and to stick to fun stuff. Sometimes, however, I poke the box. Eh. I’ll probably stay, but use it less.

    I agree with what you’ve said about the blogging world. It’s more real, for one thing. It’s definitely more original and creative. And I’m proud to call the friends here friends.

    Hope you had a great week, Joe! Have an amazing weekend!

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