I’ve been meaning, for ages it seems, to make my leap back from Facebook to blogging.
I’m not sure about the how or why, but my efforts in the past have always been thwarted.
I have my sites for my writing and photography and those are actually pretty well used and maintained. I don’t goof off there and I don’t put anything on those sites without a reason.
Those sites are where I post my writing- and my writing is something I put a lot of work and my guts into. So it’s not a compost heap of the bits and pieces I pick up along the way when I’m on-line.
I admit. It is fun to sort of have a random place to go-like Facebook to express ourselves like we used to do on Bathroom walls and on notes and letters to our friends.
Facebook serves it’s purpose well in our new On Line Existence. We can give and get”Feedback” and all of those likes and one or two lines of affirmation that sail through when we need it the most.
Now entire communities grow on Facebook, relationships are started and ended on Facebook. Fantasies we have about other people and ideas are give flesh or a code and spat into existence. What we ate is on there to- and now it would seem all of that information is for sale.
But that’s another post.
The thing of it is, when I write something or take a pictures people go to my sites because they want to see or read what I’ve done. What I do on Facebook just pops up on someone’s phone and they are reacting to that little blurb.Or they are just outright nosey and stalking my page- which if you were involved in politics like I was is a very real thing and not just a feeling.
If I write something on my blog and post it, there’s more involved then you clicking an app and finding out what I think or what with the flick of your finger. When I write about these same things on my blogs ACTUAL reading is involved. Thinking is involved. Effort is involved. Yes it’s a chore.
Here’s the thing, if you want into my head and you want to ‘figure out where Anita Marie is” I’m going to make you work for it.
But I would like to think I am doing my part to add more to everyone’s horizon’s-including my own.
Plus, I’m a writer not a Facebooker or a Tweeter ( I still don’t get Twitter, it’s like getting yelled at all day long) So If I like something I’m going to show you, not just tell you.
That’s what writing is all about and in my opinion, that’s what life is all about too.
In case your curious you can read about Show Don’t Tell HERE