Yes, so I admit it. I’m a bit of a Facebook junkie. I don’t think I’ll even delve into the psychology of that, it may reveal more truths than I’m prepared to handle but suffice it to say, I get a rush from the pretty constant interaction there. The negative side, well, I’m sure there are many but the one I’m prepared to talk about is that Facebook has dragged me away from blogging. Truthfully, I haven’t felt much like writing. Certainly not because I’ve failed to form an opinion on anything lately, but more because it’s easier to post a quip, or a link on Facebook than it is to sit down and write well formed thoughts. Of course, that’s supposed to be the joy of writing, but when you’re lacking in time, it becomes more frustration than it’s worth.
So I’m sitting and staring at my blog wondering if a facelift might bring back focus to my efforts. I might be so enchanted by it’s look that I can’t help but be drawn here to write. Okay, that’s a bit of a stretch, but one can dream. WordPress has a lot of lovely themes to offer and I think I tried almost all of them on for size, except that I bypassed this one thinking that it wasn’t right for my needs. After all the other failed to meet my (apparently strict) criteria, out of desperation, I took a closer look at this one. Well, low and behold, if it didn’t have a Facebook-style entry system. When logged in, I can enter a status update, a complete blog post, a quote, or a link, right on the front page – just…like…Facebook.
Right! I said. This, as sad as it is, may actually encourage me to come here more often! Instead of posting political information on Facebook, which goes mainly ignored by the majority of people who are there for “light” social interaction, I shall post it here for all you news and politics junkies. But don’t worry, I shall spare you the details of my recent coffee break or my thoughts on the daily weather phenomenons (unless, of course, it’s terribly blog-worthy).
I’m feeling rather proud of myself for tricking my own sly self this way…let’s see how long I can keep the wool over my eyes!