Hello again everyone!
So I suppose you are wondering why I am posting this on my blog and not on Facebook! Well, the simplest answer to that is because the only way some of you will see this is by posting it here!
If you haven’t noticed yet, you probably will after this. Last night at work I was contemplating on how to make my Facebook “personal” again. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy seeing some of the posts I see but there was a lot of “gibberish” also on my news feed. I knew I wanted to delete all the former Farmville only friends and I was making great strides toward that. During this time of contemplation I decided that the best way to make my Facebook personal was to make it just family members and a few close friends, that’s friends who are really friends. I didn’t post anything to Facebook because by the time someone got around to reading it they would probably be deleted and not see it! So I am posting here.
For all my genealogy friends, in a sense I did not delete you completely. I went to each page and bookmarked your blogs and web sites. My plan is to set up my Google Reader and begin to read all the blogs in my reader once again. After all, that is what I initially enjoyed! Facebook was more of a distraction from that! So, I will still frequent your blogs and I promise I will try to make comments when I feel the need to. So, we will still stay in contact. Probably more so than before this!
For those friends who were interested in keeping up with the progress of my grandson and his fight with cancer, I added you to the group on Facebook called Prayers For Isaiah David. You will get the same updates I get as that is basically the only way I have to get updates now! I will still post updates here when I can, so that my genealogy friends will know what is up also.
Why take this step? The simple fact is that, from what I could see, most of my genealogy friends didn’t post their blogs to the news feed that often. Of course, that is what made me feel close to those friends. We love genealogy and I enjoy reading your successes and failures and learning from both. What better way to do that than to read your blogs?
I guess the best way to put it is that I want to start to use Facebook as more of a personal social network, if you know what I mean. It was nice to wake up this morning and see posts from my family. These posts contain information that I want to know, such as my cousin winning a $250,000 grant to help with their research into MPS that their daughter has. These posts were usually buried under the “chatter” of other folks. I don’t mean that in a bad way. It just makes more sense to do take things in the direction that I am going now.
I have no plans on creating a separate account. I’ve done that in the past and if you do a search for Ken Spangler or Kenneth Spangler there must be at least 5 or 6 profiles that I created and abandoned! That’s bad considering you are only supposed to have one account! Perhaps I will seek out a different way of staying in touch with my genea-friends. Perhaps I will check out this “Second Life” group I keep hearing about. I do recall a social network that was set up just for genealogists, although I can’t recall it’s name!
I just wanted to let you all know that it was nothing personal. Actually, that’s kind of strange considering I am just trying to make Facebook personal for me!
I wish you all the best and I will try to add you all to my reader in the next few days!
Have a great day!