It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new.
But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful.
There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power.
Alan Cohen
"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend.
Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read."
Groucho Marx
The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live.

Friday, August 15, 2014

In Answer To The Often Asked Question ... No

I will not, nor will I ever be on Instagram or Facebook .
I find that email, blogging and generally wasting time online is time consuming as it is, I need no more outlets for wasting my life sitting at the desk, staring at a computer screen.

Besides, no one pays me for it.

Which I think might go under the heading of Unfair.
I should get paid for it.
(sulky face here)

I do this for fun , entertainment and because someone told me I should write a book.
This is easier.
I don't deal with rejection that well.
Editors are picky too .. they want you to beg according to a certain set of rules, how you write to them is important. Not what you write but how ... so that right away gave me a chip on my shoulder and I said ... to noone in particular ... screw that , I will blog instead.

I made about as much money blogging as I would if I published this in a book.
In fact, I would probably have to pay Them to sell my book.

So here you have it .. Free ...

But I don't give it away completely .... that would be Facebook or Instagram or whatever .. here you at least should leave a comment .. you know, like a tip before you leave the table.


Mary said...

I don't blame you for not wanting to be on those sites. I'm only on facebook to see pics of my family.. and childhood friends.. (They live in Maine where i grew up and Hubby and I live outside Portland, OR.). I'm not on Instagram, Twitter, Flicker, google Plus or any of those. And I severely limit facebook stuff. I spend too much time online as it is. I've thought about going back to being kind of a Luddite, but there are too many I'd miss!

I can understand why you're torn about where to live. So many memories...

NotesFromAbroad said...

We semi-Luddites have to stick together :)

madison said...

I am definitely a fan of Facebook. I have reconnected with classmates, share photos with friends and family. However, I am NOT a fan of sharing political or religious views, at all. Too personal. I found my most recent kitty, Lette on Facebook. Stray Cats Alliance posted her photo and story. No twitter or instagram for me either.

NotesFromAbroad said...

madison, a long time ago, my husband lived in London and he used to make me laugh every time he would call someone a twit. Now it is more common but I had not heard it then, maybe on BBC but no one I knew spoke the way he did .. so twitter always makes me smile ..

A Perfect Gray said...

and here I was, thinking I was the last of the Facebook holdouts!

I really did feel like I was the last one!

NotesFromAbroad said...

A Perfect Gray , no, there is a whole gang of us who just don't do Facebook .. welcome to the gang lol.

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