I'm gonna put something out here...and I may just get some serious backlash from it...but it's been on my mind and I can hardly stand keeping it in anymore.
I don't like facebook.
I have been on it an inordinate amount of time as of late and it just.bugs.me. I don't feel fulfilled after logging out. I feel like I am participating, or not participating, in a conversation that I probably wouldn't have in real life. My status updates include funny things my kids say. And sometimes I pose a significant "where do I find?..." question. But other than that, nothing awe inspiring and certainly not worthy of the effort it takes to type it.
Yesterday was filled with a "I'm watching the superbowl" and "I'm better than that and not watching the superbowl" commentary and it just irked me. The political debates were out of control. And don't even get me started on the TMI updates.
What is with the "likes?" Does it mean you agree what I wrote? It's like standing in front of someone after they say something and saying NOTHING back and just smiling and nodding your head. What does that even mean?
I have tried to find a balance with it. I want to remain on it it for the reason that very few of my friends blog anymore and it's the only access I have into their lives. So, I WANT to like this social media outlet and yet, I consistently find myself disappointed.
Is there some sort of medium ground? Is there a way to keep facebook in my life without the constant inward battle of annoyance?