A great debate. People I know and love are all over my facebook account. People I really know, as in, I could drive to their houses and visit. Family members who would never blog are on facebook. Church friends are there. Even a few bloggers I have met whose full names I actually know. My kids are on there. It is all the rage. Which twilight character are you? Who should you watch a movie with and who should you never watch a movie with. Some people I know are positively hooked on farmtown and thankfully are earning money keeping up with my farm since virtual farming does not appeal to me(But real earth turning...ahhh, be still my heart.). I can see pics of my friends with their families. I can get a glimpse into the lives of people I know and love-a very tiny glimpse. A glimpse I have to search for through many many friends. I have alot of friends. Mostly, this is because I am old. I have many facets of my life. There are friends from high school, friends who have moved away, relatives, friends of a friend, out-of-town family, etc.
OR, I can read blogs. Blogs which are so emotional and intense that sometimes my eyes water. Blogs that make me think. Blogs that help me understand people who are not like me and people who are. Blogs that are spiritually uplifting and encouraging. Blogs that are so funny I almost pee. Blogs that can tell me when a real life friend needs a card or a 'care package'. I can make a snarky comment or give a cyber (((hug))).
So really, for me, it is a no-brainer. I love blogs. They fulfill my need to read and write. They give me that raw honest footage that I crave. So when I have to pick and choose because our summer is crazy busy...you are far more likely to find me here venting, disclosing too much information, begging for affirmation or telling something funny or mundane than you are to see me super-poking. (It sounds like so much more than what it is!! heehee)