Facebook vs. Blogging

I have noticed, as many of my readers have that I have not blogged as much since I joined Facebook. I noticed on someone else’s status that they were wondering if in our society that we are updating in smaller increments but more often. I may facebook but I have not tweeted yet and it’s not on my agenda anytime soon. I find myself updating with the daily happenings rather than blogging about the experience in depth.

So this question is asked of those who blog as well as facebook (yes it is a verb) – do you blog less because you have joined Facebook? I have to confess that blogging has been my way of capturing the memories of some of the funny things my kids have done or said. Facebook doesn’t capture those memories as well therefore I will need to turn to my personal blog more often.

Reconnecting with so many people through Facebook has been fabulous to say the least. The virus’s that have also accompanied the use of Facebook has been annoying as hell. Just when I think they are gone and banished they reappear. I will continue to facebook (yes the verb again) but probably with limited use. I know I say that now but many have said they are addicted to the status, pictures and updates. I also must confess that I have learned that some friends have gotten married, divorced or moved. This is simply accomplished through the mere status update. Who knew you could learn so much from so little? It has gotten to the point that you feel you may just miss out on some big news if you don’t log in. I heard about the death’s of parents and siblings of friends just by chance of seeing the sad update.   On a happier note I have been able to see the children of some high school and college friends that I may not have been able to see.

Our lives are ever changing and it is nice to be connected back to past friendships and visit with friends in their new lives with their own families.  In this world it is hard to keep up with the changes but every little bit helps even if it is virtual.

5 thoughts on “Facebook vs. Blogging

  1. I am told the new world of information will not be something you have to work to get. It will be a never ending stream of information running virtual and all you have to do is choose when to reach out and grab a cup from the waters passing by. So the novelists of yesteryear are the bloggers of tomorrow, and everyone else is simply taking sips from the cup that they choose when to fill. Sadly, everything will become a snippet….


  2. I thnk I may have shared my Facebooking (that’s an adjective!) story with you before. I started blogging just around the time the novelty of Facebook was wearing off for me so I suddenly found Facebook pretty lame and boring by comparision. I could be creative with blogging … with Facebook, not so much. And since both can suck up your time, I turned my addicitive personality to blogging. But I must admit that not too many of my friends were on Facebook then, a lot more seem to be there now. Which might make it more enjoyable … I always was a fan of the updates. One friend in particular was always updating her status and she was hilarious.And here’s my ironic Facebook story for the week. My teenage daughters (those who seem to struggle every minute of every day to wring just one more iota of independance out of me) have been repeatedly asking me to join Facebook so they can talk to me. Say what?!


  3. Michelle – love it. I have to admit the funny status updates are what keep me coming back. Here is one for you from the other day…Walker saw a friends van with the Grateful Dead bear sticker on the back and said…"Boy… they really like Build-A-Bear don’t they"?


  4. When I began to facebook(v) in earnest my blogs were posted less often. It seemed to me that everyone already knew my status, so the story may be redundant. After a while, I learned that posting a "what am I thinking" or a quick status was good, but my stories are saved for my blog. then I post my blog to facebook. If people care to read or learn about me in more than a two sentence world-blast then they are welcome to at my blog, othewise I shall forever remain a slightly random mystery on facebook statuses.


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