Friday, March 22, 2013

Facebook Is Not A Monster

I'll admit, there are times that I'm so over facebook.  People get all drama-y on there sometimes.  People overshare sometimes.  People post pictures of things, sometimes, that I wish I could un-see.  It's not wine and roses over there, I freely admit it.

She's supposed to be sleeping at this moment.
She's not sleeping.
She's yelling at me.
But this picture tells me she was once happy.
I have hope that she will be happy again.
I've even thought of *gasp* closing my account.

Can I just say, in this new stage of life, with crazy baby hours (the hours are crazy, not the baby!), I'm super thankful for facebook?  First of all, I get to put sweet pictures of RG up there, for the world to see.  And I'm not so concerned about the world's ability to see them, but rather family far away (as all of our family is).  Moms, Grandmas, Uncles, they all get to peek in and keep up with RG's newest fat roll.  I know they love it.

And the messages.  Like, the private messages you send to people?  It's almost like getting a letter in the mail.  Except its instant.  And you're more likely to receive a message from someone you don't know all that well, but who, hypothetically, knows your mom and heard you were having trouble with sleeping and would like you to, hypothetically, know that she's praying for you and if you have any questions, she's successfully raised 2 girls past the infant stage and would be happy to lend an ear.  Hypothetically.

Or maybe you get a message from an old friend.  Not that the friend has to be old, but the friendship itself.  Maybe you hypothetically get a message from an old-friendship-kind-of-friend.  And you message back.  And then you repeat.  And turns out you're not just old friends, you're still friends.  And you support each other and share in each other's struggles and excitement.  Like, hypothetically, the expecting of a new bambino (not me, the friend.  hypothetically).  

So I'm learning that facebook can be used for good, and doesn't have to be used for evil.  And by evil, I mean oversharing and "like this page to win a free iPad" and drama and "You have 5 requests for CandyTown".  It's giving me a chance to reach out a little more, to expand my circle.  And I'm really liking that!

What good have you used facebook for recently?
<3 M.

11 comments:

  1. First, your baby is a little love. So adorable!

    Second, the other night I was instant messaging four of my family members at the same time. It's hard enough having a conversation with one, but four? Good grief. I needed a sedative after that. I'm joking, at little, but that's precisely why I love facebook SO much. I don't live near any of my family or any of my long-time friends, so facebook gives me the opportunity to stay connected every day. I love it for that.
    ~FringeGirl

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    1. fIRST, Thank you :)

      Second, IM'ing 4 at once? I never use the chat, I get waaay too distracted. And then I always have a hard time ending the convo at the opportune moment. It always goes too long and then it gets awkward and then sometimes I just shut my computer and apologize for "losing" them later... so yeah, I just avoid it now. But kudos to you! It is nice to stay connected with people!

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  2. Tanks for sharing the good facebook can be. Ha I have been in such a "I hate facebook blah blah blah" mood the past couple weeks. But I guess there is a few things to be grateful for. Because you are right, the private messages are extremely exciting to get. And getting "likes" from friends and family on your daughters completely mismatched outfit that she proudly put together "all by herself" is pretty cool too.

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    1. Love those mismatched outfits! Its nice to share our lives with SOME people, but I totally understand the whole whole blah blah facebook blah thing, too :)

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  3. Love this post!! I also like fb for the same reasons. And it's there for me at 3 am. Your child is exceptionally cute.

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    1. I love that fb is there for me at 3 am! totally gets me through some of the middle of the night feedings. But what are you doing up at 3 am? Sleep, woman!

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  4. I love seeing your sweet girl on facebook....facebook and I have an on again, off again relationship. ps I like the way you have your blogs divided up at the bottom. Hope you have a great day being a mommy!

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    1. Thanks Karrie! Pictures are one of the best parts. I will have a great day being a mommy, thanks for the suggestion/reminder! Enjoy your weekend!

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  5. Cute BABY!!! Seriously, babies are just the cutest things ever. I use Facebook to stalk family and friends. I refuse to friend work people. I rarely post. But I have to love it because I've never met my niece (Okinawa is just a little too far away) and I love watching her grow up.

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    1. Yeah, I can see how an ocean or two could get in the way of visiting... :) So glad your family helps you keep up with her even though you're far away! That's super important!

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  6. My best friend lives in Iowa, and it's just past that too far stage where it's not easy to roadtrip down to see her, so we have what we call "fb sesh'" at least 2 or 3 times a week & just catch up with each other!

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