|Facebook ate my blog|
Why? It's easier to whip up a quick-and-dirty witty comment there than a reasoned and thoughtful post, here. A lower bar to hit. I don't have to be as detailed, as nuanced. Full sentences not required. No one cares about my typos.
I appreciate responses. Far more likely to get them on the old FB feed.
Maybe even generate some back and forth. More like casual conversation between humans rather than a high-school essay. Gathering around the water hole.
Can you believe what the giraffes are on about?
The elephants are sure making noise tonight. Not much signal, though.
What, again? Will these idiot birds ever learn how things really work?
And then there's micro-reward of the LIKE. A touch of sweet dopamine. Food for the social animal, even the most anti-social among us.
I tell myself I'm not happy about all this. That my blog needs me. That I'm not going to take it any more. Going to do something about it.
So I write this post.
But if I want a response I'd better mention it there. Even if the theme of Facebook distracting humans from the more important things in life (like blogging?) is well past its sell-by date, someone there will agree with my sentiments.
Oh yes, they will.
Just watch my feed and see.
It's email that I miss. Get off my lawn.ReplyDelete
Remember when we had to -- repeatedly and patiently -- explain what email WAS and how trust us everyone would have it some day?Delete
That's what I want you to write. The memory of that crossing, which will be the most important thing that happened to us.Delete
You want me to write that instead of book 2 in the Seer Saga? Really?Delete