I'm like this, always have been: if everyone is jumping on a wagon because everyone else is doing it, I am the one walking behind the wagon and then finding another road to walk on. It might be the wrong road, and if I got on that wagon, I might have some fun, but it's almost like I do it for spite, just because everyone is doing it, I am hellbound that I won't do it. That's sort of where I am with this facebook thing. If I did see that maybe it would be a good thing to do, it's highly likely that I wouldn't do it, just because everyone else was. Makes my life more complicated some days, but I hear a different drummer, so I deal with it. I do know that I won't be doing Facebook. I see people get so sucked into it, almost obsessed. I sat at an ACC ballgame one day on the floor with the photographers and I watched one photographer pull out his iphone every time there was a break in the action so he could check his facebook or tweet a comment. Recently the AP polled the photographers about who tweets and facebooks. Guess what, their best photographers, the ones that are doing the work, do neither one.
My blog is like a personal journal for me and I would probably do it even if no one read it. I used to keep scrapbooks, then wrote in journals, so this is my 21st century way to do that. It takes very little time, I get up in the morning, have coffee, eat, read blogs (I used to do this with the newspaper until their content got so weak I couldn't stand it any more, and they wonder why they are going out of business). I check back in after dinner, again that time used to be watching some really great show on TV, nothing there anymore either. What has happened to all of us? Where is the thoughtful and meaningful content that we used to have? Why is everything so shallow now? To find really interesting content, I read blogs and I rent documentaries and independent films. This country is dumbing down and I am not so happy about that. I hope someone figures that out and gets us back on track!!!!
One last thing, have you seen Wasetland? Great movie! Really makes you think about what you are throwing away. There is another subject. This planet is one fucked up mess! But I'll save that one for another day, I have roofs to put on to little buildings, important work for sure :)