Wednesday, August 08, 2012


Facebook and I have a love/hate relationship. It's great to be able to keep up with what's going on in people's lives, share links to recommended sites/videos, and send information about upcoming events. But it's also become a little creepy for me. And political. And that's why I won't be posting any info about my pregnancy on Facebook. Many of the people I'm "friends" with on Facebook don't stand a chance of being "friends" with me in real life. I may have known them when I was thirteen, but that's not enough to make me want to hang out with them/share incredibly personal information about myself (my pregnancy.)

I have a specific example of something that happened to me a few days ago that really illustrates why I will continue to update friends and family on the blog, rather than on Facebook. I posted a link to an interview I heard on NPR that I thought was really great. It was funny and insightful and I know plenty of people who would probably like to listen to it (here's the link, just in case you're interested too.) And the next morning, I had a comment from someone I haven't seen in over twenty years informing me that NPR sucks. And while I absolutely believe that everyone is entitled to their own opinion, one need not be an asshole about it.  The comment itself didn't upset me (I just happen to disagree wholeheartedly with his statement—I LOVE NPR!—and can rattle off about a dozen reasons why in less than a minute.) The fact that the person felt that it needed to be said and that my post was the place to force their opinion made me angry. I didn't respond and I have decided to leave it alone. But I'll rant about it here... :-)

Facebook just invites random people to interject their opinions in places that really make no sense. So don't expect any ultrasound photos or weekly updates on the size of my baby on Facebook any time soon. For now, it's probably time to clean up my "friend" list. Who has time for that, anyway?