Saturday, April 18, 2009

Unfinished! And Facebook!

Having discovered there was more to the latter section of WiW than I originally thought, plus getting a last-minute piece of work, I am going to have to take a break from it for ten days or so. It's so frustrating! Just hoping I can pick up the threads when I return - and that it makes sense to me again!

And on to Facebook. There are some things about it I love. Scrabble, anyone?! The instant life updates from friends. But the rest - I think I'm getting sucked into a real time-waste. Kind of like as predicted.

What do you think of Facebook? I'm considering giving it up altogether - tell me your thoughts.

10 comments:

writtenwyrdd said...

I've been thinking about that too--ever since I signed up for it. The games in particular! But I think I'll just check occasionally to see what's up with people I know. Most of the online people I deal with via blogging, so for them I don't need facebook...yet there they are...

Whirlochre said...

I think you have to treat it like a drooling dog — fine to let it lick you once in a while, but not all the time.

Sarah Laurenson said...

I'm avoiding it. I don't like the terms of use that I've heard about. I don't like how it's being used by scammers who hack your account, lock you out and contact your buddies saying you are in trouble and need money - Now. I don't need another time waster. And yet...

I'm sure I'll be forced to use it at some point since I write for children and it's their playground. Should I get on sooner rather than later and establish myself? Should I get a feel for the land before being thrown to the sharks trying to promote a book?

There are already 2 of me on Facebook - the one in the UK and the one in New Zealand.

Lots of thoughts. No particular advice.

sex scenes at starbucks said...

I gave it up when they threatened to "own" all our content. They renigged, but I didn't go back and I'm glad I didn't. It's stupid.

ril said...

Never tried it.

But then, I don't even blog...

KLo said...

I love Facebook because I've reconnected with so many people from my past. There are times that it annoys me (particularly my bordering-on-addiction to it, and do I really need to know that the football star I used to crush on is having hemorrhoid surgery?), but I think the good outweigh the bads. Mostly : )

Robin S. said...

I think Facebook is overrated. I'm with Whirl- the people I want to talk to - I'm already talking to in a more persoanl atmosphere in our blog world.

I think checking on Facebook monthly is about right - and even then, only if I remember.

Chris Eldin said...

I'm checking Facebook once every 3 to 4 days, and I don't play the games (although you tempted me so much with Scrabble and I started, but I couldn't finish). I also avoid those 'quizzes' although I couldn't avoid the quiz "Which crazy bitch are you?"

I'm with Sarah L. I'm planning to be there for another 6 months or so, sporadically, to see what happens with the stuff I'm querying. If nothing pans out, I'm dropping Facebook. I am using right now to circulate my name, and see if I can come up with something for the middle-grade set (I have a few ideas). But again, only if I get published.

This touches on the reason I started a new blog. I want a fresh start, and really to connect with my blogging roots--hang out with writerly friends and relax. That's about it. I'm also backing off of Twitter. That's like a bunch of people talking *at* each other and not *to* each other.

pacatrue said...

I value Facebook for the chance to connect with people I lost many years ago. Everything else I guess I didn't find all that useful. I was super into it for about 2 months; now I just stop by every few days.

Sarah Laurenson said...

Are you stuck playing Scrabble? Haven't seen you at the trivia for awhile now. Thought I'd pop in and say 'Hi, where the heck are you?'