Monday, June 15, 2009

Blogger & Facebook




I have wondered for a while if I am really addicted to both Blogger and Facebook... the answer was yes. I do write for two blogs, the one you're reading and my other fiction and poetry blog, Escapades, on a daily basis. Anyone who has followed me on Facebook knows that I must have taken all of the Facebook quizzes there are (and then some) and that I hold converstaions with close to 161 people on a daily basis. Okay, maybe not all at once but, in the short time I've been on Facebook, I have reconnected with people I went to high school with, people I went to college with, people who I served in the Air Force with, and guys who are members of my fraternity. I also have a number of relatives and other people who I just knew from... well, just being me.

I have always been somewhat of an "electric personality" and a "people magnet". I'm not just saying this either. In every aspect of my life, I came to know a cross-section of people. My wife and one of my co-workers used to say, "My God, is there any place we can go where you don't know somebody?" What can I say? I've been many places and seen many faces. A social network like Facebook was tailor-made for the "social animal" that I am.

My little blog opened me up to an entire network of like-minded people who I have followed to Facebook. I have not decided if I am going to get on Twitter but, I understand that there are even more people on that social network. I've also heard that it is even more addictive that Facebook or Blogger. Do I really need that too? I've got living to do! :)

I'm a natural born writer but, I never dreamed that I would spend this much time in front of a computer. I spend an hour to an hour-and-a-half each night writing my blog posts and another hour on Facebook. I suppose I could be doing something worse but, I'm going to try something else. I'm going to spend a little time this summer reading (I've got three novels and some magazines that are awaiting my attention) and I'm going to go out a little and actually touch some real live human beings.

I think that this will improve my writing and I hope all of you who read my blogs will let me know. I may not be blogging everyday like I have been but, I'll be around enough. Most of my blogger friends have taken weeks off at a time. I won't be doing that because I love this blogging thing too much. I love Facebook too. Can Twitter be next? Lord knows, I don't need another electronic addiction.

25 comments:

Beautifully.Conjured.Up said...

Well, I deleted my Facebook page, and I refuse to go on Twitter. Blogging is the best thing for me, and for now it will have to do.

OMG, am I first?!

Bombchell said...

I love FB & def use it cause of family & friends, but Twitter made it so much easier to keep up with bloggers, and i slacked off.

Toni said...

I can never be first on here anymore. lololol..It's all good Keith, shows how far you've come along!

Angie B. said...

Hey Keith, didn't know where you were going with this..but it looks like you maintain better than most with the blogging and Facebooking..
A lot of folks do one or the other.
You haven't slacked off of either one.

Sean said...

Maintain Brother Maintain?? Isn't that what you nupes used to say?
lololololol.

Sunflower said...

I'm on Facebook and Twitter...It's blogger that I'm thinking about getting with..I can express myself more.

Swaggie said...

I love Facebook...I know that I can't do what you do..because I am not really a writer..but Facebook is great for the few thoughts that I choose to put down.

Cheryl said...

I'm on Twitter..and it is addictive..I'm thinking about getting on Facebook.

Brenda said...

I too am on Facebook and Twitter (As you know..lololol) and am thinking about Blogging. Sunflower said it all for me.

Lisa said...

I'm not on any of those things...I just enjoy reading blogs. I may eventually do that. (Facebook)

Halo said...

I'm on Facebook and I have the application on my Blackberry...I facebook while I'm riding the train to work.

Vanessa said...

I'm on Facebook and like you I've pondered going on Twitter...My girlfriends are on both and they access through laptops and crackberry-lolololol..I don't know if I have that much to say to that many people everyday.

Jazzy said...

I must be Anti -social fam, I aint on none of that ish and aint interested in being on it either..That's just me.

Grover Tha Playboy said...

A player such as myself (and you) has to be on Facebook as well as Twitter.lololololol

Tate2 said...

I'm on Facebook, thinking about getting on Twitter..Do you think that fine ass Erin Mitchell is on either one?? I'm going to have to go out to the west coast.

James Perkins said...

I'm not on any of those networks..I just like reading the blogs. I don't write.

Simon Bastion said...

I do Twitter...That's all..It's very addictive.

Captain Jack said...

I tweet all the time...Haven't got a Fecbook page yet!

Captain Jack said...

Ouu Lawd...I meant Facebook...That was written like I couldn't spell or was high or somethin..-lololololol

RainaHavock said...

I was a facebook addict before I got on Blogger. Now I'm a blogger and facebook addict. Also Twiiter is the Devil.

Thoughts of a Southern gal said...

I am a twit addict!

LadyLee said...

I just now have gotten on Facebook. I like it because of all the colors, lol. I am on Twitter, but I don't do anything there. Facebook is better, more interactive. I don't really understand twitter.

I think you are an example of someone who just loves the blogging and social networking. You have a plethora of stories to tell, and seem to do a lot of social interacting (touching real humans) everyday. Your life seems so full to me, and you always have a great story to tell and a lesson to teach. So you appear "normal" to me. All of this - is simply a piece of the pie that makes up the total Keith!

I like blogging more because it is more personal. If no one ever read my posts, well, I read them. They are more for self-entertaining than anything else, and to help hone my creative writing skills.

blackwomenblowthetrumpet.blogspot.com said...

Hey Keith!

It is hard to believe that a year ago I started a blog... I was not on Facebook...and I had not even HEARD of Twitter at that time...

Now I am like you...I'm on Blogger every day, on FB at least once a week and I am a Twitter-bug once every two weeks! I don't like Twitter that much because people are posting updates like "just finished a chicken salad sandwich and ice tea for lunch! yumm!"

I mean, REALLY? Do we need to know the most insignificant details of a person's day?? *LOL*

You do have a magnetic and electric personality and I do not communicate with that many people a day. I try to visit five blogs a day! That's all I can handle! You have amazed me once more!!! WOW. 160 plus people a day!!

clnmike said...

Blogger yeah, I'll skip twitter though.

CurvyGurl ♥ said...

That's the Aires in ya...we're all social butterflies to some extent...lol.

Gosh, it's all addictive. I was anti-Twitter for so long, but now my buddies keep me laughing and inspired on the daily. OG, Miz and I have been waiting for ya...lol. I just re-established my FB account, but I don't think it compares to Twitter...although I've heard otherwise.




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