Here I am sitting in class (it is amazing how often I think while in class) and I had an “Oprah Light-bulb Moment”, so here I am trying to finish off this Blog before class finishes because I know that I’ll lose the momentum.
Blogging, to me, is like an open mind journal. You write what you are most passionate about and you get to spread that passion with the whole wide world. At the same time though you get actual real life responses. For me I am getting these responses from no one I personally know…and it’s fantastic!
I am getting objective points of views on topics that I love and getting a huge wide range of advice from people that I don’t know…and that to is fantastic!
It’s not like Facebook or any of those other social media sites where if you write something people who do know you and, in all good intent, want the best for you. It’s just not the same way. They think too much and they also think that they know you and everything about and it is then that it becomes extremely clear who does not.
I like objective, I like to think in a way I have never thought before, I like my opinions to be challenged in a respectful way.
This, my dears, is why I love Blogging.
So today I went back on Facebook after being away from it for about a week and I can honestly I did not miss it at all!
I am not really sure when Facebook became the be all and end all in our lives, but I am more determined than other to stay clear of Facebook. It’s excellent for keeping in touch with people, but lets be honest…Most people use Facebook as some sort of popularity contest page. I am not someone who on Facebook would be deemed ‘unpopular’ but I think that it definitely causes a lot more problems than solves them. I think it brings out the worse in people, yet, at the same time it seems to brings out the honest side too and people are there ready to criticise you.
I have said a lot these days that we have all these communication tools and it is so easy to talk these days…yet…we seem to interact less than any other generation before! We’ll “like” something, but why are we liking the ‘like’?
The funny thing was I had this distaste for Facebook and I missed the Blogging community all day. It feels like the blogging community is just a more positive influence in my life these days. People seem to want to put all their lives on Facebook, but nothing…interesting…Yet blogging allows the readers a snippet into the writers life without giving too much away…Leaving us all wanting more!