Monday, December 13, 2010

Miscellaneous Monday Musings

Spider plant, originally uploaded by Roberta Warshaw.
I like reading blogs. Everyday I seem to find new and interesting ones that really challenge my thinking about life and living.

And they don’t always have anything to do with beading or jewelry making or art in any way.

There is one blog I follow by a woman who drives an 18 wheeler for a living. Now that is a job I would never think about doing but she writes an interesting blog about her life on the road.

Then there is the one by the career adviser with Aspergers who is married to the farmer. Now that is a blog that is NEVER dull!

Oh and I can’t forget about the doomsday writer who is counting down the days until we run out of oil. He calls it Peak Oil and reading his blog is like watching the first “Terminator”. A most depressing vision of the future. But I keep going back every Monday for more. I make no excuses.

I don’t really like the blogs that are always trying to sell me something or give me something if I post here and post there. I have stopped following those as I simply don’t have the energy for them.

I am also finding that I enjoy connecting with people through their blogs more than through facebook. There is something rather unerving about facebook. I am not sure what it is that bothers me so much about it but I do think it has a lot to do with privacy or lack thereof. When I leave a comment on a blog, I feel like I am speaking directly to that person and no one else. But on Facebook, I am speaking to everyone. I don’t really like that. It feels very invasive to me.

I like having my blog connected to facebook so that people can see my latest post but that is about the only useful thing I can find about it. Oh and it is nice to know that some of my oldest friends are still around and to see what they are doing. Other than that I am going to stick to blogs. If you have any favorites that you would like to share, I’d love to hear about them!


Faye said...

Roberta I am SO relieved to read I am not the only person in the universe who feels a bit bothered by certain aspects of facebook. Thank you for sharing the(same)disconnected fishbowl feeling it gives (me) anytime I write a FB post or comment!

Agreed, FB has its upsides for searching and contacting & connecting people. No doubt about it. But long term, I also find myself far fonder of blogs and blog-comments which (seem to me) much closer to shared conversation.

Thanks for this post - I feel much less odd, lol

Roberta Warshaw said...

It is weird. I sometimes equate it with standing outside someones cubicle at work and eavesdropping. That would be so unacceptable yet we eavesdrop on Facebook all the time and don't think twice about it.

Bobbie Casey said...

I never ever post on facebook, anymore. I tend to agree with your stance completely.
I have found the most interesting people on blogs, as well.
Some of them have become real friends.
You have introduced me back into a lost love.
I enjoy your blog very much.

Anonymous said...

That's an outstanding image, Roberta! I agree with your thoughts about blogs. I follow a great many of them and have made some lasting friends there. I have actually just ignored Facebook and Twitter.

beadbabe49 said...

The major difference between facebook and blogs to me is that I actually know most of my facebook contacts...they're friends or acquaintances or family that I see in "real life" blog friends are rarely anyone I've even met in real life but we share a love of art and craft that I don't share with many of my facebook friends.

I enjoy both venues, but I do spend most of my time working on pieces that eventually end up on my blog, not on my facebook pages.

Transitionstx said...
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Transitionstx said...

Roberta, your spider plant photo is beautifully exotic. You've found a gorgeous way to make the black background work for your photos.