This site looks more sophisticated than blogspot, but maybe that will be a good thing. Blogspot kept telling me weird things and refusing to save, or refusing to publish.
As I am fairly new to all this, I will copy my old blog posts onto here. There aren’t too many for that to be a problem and I really want the continuity.
This was my first ever post:
In the Beginning: Life After Facebook
So many people have blogs nowadays. So many people use facebook and twitter. I used to be a facebook addict (I do not use ‘addict’ lightly). After a year or two I realised it brought out the worst in everyone, including me. I lost a formerly good friend through a stupid facebook argument. I wish I could mend that. Liam, I don’t know what happened, but it wasn’t worth losing your friendship.
Facebook is not real. And twitter serves as much inane purpose as its name implies.
Those hastily-written ‘friendly’ posts (LOL!!!) are no substitute for face-to-face relationships. Facebook gives its users an entirely false sense of relationships. Vulnerable people are lulled into a fake notion of friendship, sharing things they just wouldn’t share in real life.
I was even bullied on one occasion. I was shocked by the sheer venom from peoplenutters whom I’d never met and over something I hadn’t done. She (the instigator) was mentally ill and used that as an excuse to hurt people… Not me, Goldilocks. I choose to be healthy, thanks. So I’ll stay well away from facebook and twitter and anything that looks remotely like them.
I’ve resisted beginning a blog because it seemed so damned self-indulgent. But I have ended up posting way too much on someone else’s blog
and that’s not really appropriate either. I’ve always been a big thinker and I just can’t find the off-switch (for my brain, not my ‘puter) so… blogland, here am I.