Monday, March 30, 2009

To Facebook With Love

I've been on Facebook for about two months now (kinda, sorta)...

Early in January, a young lady who I used to supervise in the Air Force found my name on one of those blast emails that a mutual friend sent out so, she contacted me. I hadn't seen her in five years... she left the Air Force right at the beginning of the second Gulf War. She had finished nursing school, gotten married, and had a baby. She always said that I was her favorite mentor and I helped her get promoted to Staff Seargent. She told me that she was on Facebook and she sent me instructions on how to set up my page. On January 17th 2009, I officially went on Facebook but, I promptly forgot that I had the page after that... I didn't write a profile, didn't upload a photo, didn't post anything, or nothing. Now, fast forward to two weeks ago...

While I was at work, I got an email from my wife with a link on it. I click on the link and see a beautiful photo of my wife's Facebook page. She had a detailed profile and several "friends" already. She had done in one day what I hadn't done in two months! I kept thinking to myself, "I've got two blogs... Do I need to get into something else?" Well, just like it was a nudge from my wife that started me to blogging, it was a nudge from her and my Air Force friend that got me into Facebook.

The next day, my wife and I uploaded a photo for me on my Facebook page, I completed my info/bio, and began sending out invites for "friends". Much to my delight and surprise, several of my cousins are on Facebook and they found me. People in Atlanta, Chicago, and elsewhere have found me. A young Hispanic guy that I also mentored in the Air Force found me and has given me an update on his life since we last saw each other.

Another thing that I'm glad about is that I've caught up with a lot of my fellow bloggers on Facebook (shout outs to Rich, 12Kyle , Eb The Celeb, Shelly Shell, The F$%k It List, Shai, Queen Of Her Castle, Nikki, and Southern Gal) and can keep up with them now, even on days when none of us are blogging.

By the way, my daughter, who has been on Facebook for sometime now, was not pleased. She jokingly said to me and my wife, "Y'all are too old to be on Facebook!" I keep wondering can Twitter be far behind? Believe it or not, my grandson is already on Twitter and has been for sometime-lol!

32 comments:

RainaHavock said...

hey I'm on facebook too what's your name on there?

Darius T. Williams said...

Welcome to FB - it's a wonderful place! Add me - Darius T. Williams

Sean said...

All Hail the King of Media!!-lololol

James Perkins said...

You're connected to everything but the street lights aren't you Keith?
lololol.

Simon Bastion said...

@Sean-lololol-"King of Media" But yes, it seems like you are that Keith!!

Toni said...

I guess congradulations are in order!!-lolololol.

Angie B. said...

I'm on Facebook too, but you already know that! -lolol.

Grover Tha Playboy said...

More Avenues to play on good brother.

Jazzy said...

You're just a socializing butterfly aint you bruh?

Sunflower said...

I'm on Facebook too...When I see you I'll give you my information.

Vanessa said...

Gotta get you on Twitter next.lolol.

Lisa said...

I'm on Facebook and twitter..I'll give you my information when I see you.

Halo said...

I am so far behind..don't have a blog anymore, don't facebook or twitter.

Tate2 said...

Facebook is the business...Welcome to it Keith..I knew sooner or later
you'd be on it.

Swaggie said...

Welcome Keith...I'm on Facebook and twitter.

Captain Jack said...

I'm On Twitter...Haven't started a Facebook account yet.

Beautifully.Conjured.Up said...

I got on Facebook my sophmore year of college. After being on there for four years, I deleted my page. I also deleted my myspace page (too much BS was going on). I refuse to get on twitter because I don't want people to know my every move/thought, and I could care less about what others are doing/thinking. So, I'm only on Blogger, and that is more than enough for me.

Thoughts of a Southern gal said...

I joined FB about 2 months too. I'm seriously thinking about joining Twitter now.

Shorty said...

Hi Keith...how are you? I'm kind of on the outer circle with wanting to join Facebook. My little sister is ten years younger than me and was on Facebook all thru college, when it was just for students. I would just feel like an intruder if I signed up, and I know I'd get the same treatment your daughter gave you guys about joining. Plus, you know me... I kind of like anonymity. Perhaps I should want to stay in touch with old friends...maybe I'll become more sentimental with time, eh?

SLC said...

I'm officially on facebook, and I've unofficially offended a lot of friends since I don't have the time to respond to every message or gift that's sent. For me blogging has become my social outlet.

The Dreamy One said...

I remember when u first started out, me and a few were commenting!

Now look at u , ur so popular!

I missed u guys, thanks for checking on me!

I don't have a facebook acct, but my sis does!

I just like looking at the photo's,lol

Torrance Stephens - All-Mi-T said...

im a lame no face book page

ninamm said...

I have a ball on Facebook. Cut down on my phone calls...tremendously!

Keith said...

Hey Dreamy, So glad to hear from you..You've been missing for more than a minute!

A Free Spirit Butterfly said...

Like you, I was against it because blogging is my first love. I went from 2 friends in two weeks to 97 friends in a month. My Detroit family is all over and I have to behave because now my Dad is on. What the ???
I love it and like I said on my post; it really does save on gas, cell minutes and long distant calls (lol)

Love and hugs
The butterfly

CurvyGurl ♥ said...

OK Keith, since you have so much time on your hands...lol, hit up Twitter next. I resisted as long as I could...I'm a little hooked now. This diminishes my chances of ever escaping A.D.D.

Regina said...

Huuummmm, I have gotten a few face book requests and a friend in NY who keeps calling me just to tell me to get on face book! This has gone on for about 5-6 months now! I keep saying I am going to do it tonight but... yea, I never do. Blogging, school, the gym, do I want to add facebook too??
I'll give it some more "thought" this week!

svrbrownsuga said...

Yeah Im on FB and twitter its kool...lol@ your daughter's comment

Rich Fitzgerald said...

Man, my daughter said the same thing when I got on Facebook.

I don't use it much. All this social networking is getting in the way of real work being done, but it's a great distraction.

Keith said...

@Rich-You aint never lied...between maintaining two blogs and now Facebook..I rarely have time to read my novels,which is one of my hobbies.

Jillian said...

amen BCU! lol

lol @ your daughter telling you and your wife you're too old for facebook...

I've never been on facebook, don't plan on it..I de-myspaced my life last July...and REFUSE to twit, tweet, twat, twite lol..blogging is good enough for me! lol

but glad you are enjoying it and finding a means to keep in touch with family and friends! :)

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