Feb 28, 2011

FB is Making Me a Poor Blogger

Yes, it's true. I used to be a better blogger, but that was before FaceBook came along. Now that it's there, it is just so much easier to interact with a larger number of people than blogging allows. The trouble is, I know that a lot of the people who read my blog don't "do" fb. So, there is really no solution in sight.

The truth is, I actually prefer blogs. They allow for so much more control over information, and so much less information overload (at least in a little personal blog like mine). FB is one that is all about the most recent happenings. While the "flow" of this blog is starts and stops, like stopping by and looking through a window on occasion, fb is more like a rapidly flowing river; readers just stand on the banks and watch little bits of debris as they float by, taking away some news, some entertainment, some glimpses of friends' lives. So you can see that for someone who posts information, tossing something into the river on occasion only takes a few minutes and requires very little effort. It's just such an easy thing to do. Still, I will continue to strive to make occasional postings here and keep in touch with my friends of a different nature.

The photo on the left is from a glimpse into my weekend in Port Moresby posted on, you guessed it, FaceBook. I'm posting a link to the photo album, in case you want to see the others. And no, you don't have to be a member of FaceBook to view them. Link to FB Album.


  1. I was googling around and saw some comment from you from 2009 trying to find a way to get to Lae. LOL! I googled to find an email for you and came across your blog. Obviously you've made it! I'm at UNITECH in Lae. Came here from Virginia over a year ago. I see you're coming to Lae, but not sure if you'll get this comment in time to meet up. Otherwise, I'd love to chat with another American next time you do come to Lae. Cheers! "Dr. Wendy" - www.wendygarland.com or my tongue-in-cheek blog www.educatingwendy.blogspot.com

  2. Gorgeous photo, Bea! I haven't been giving my life blog the care and feeding it need either...I'll try harder if you do. :)))