Monday, August 01, 2011

Found in my email inbox this morning...

...and presented without comment:
a blog is an online journal. The word "blog" is even shorthand for "weblog." The main point of blogs is to WRITE about stuff. You can have links to friends and sometimes they make comments, but the whole point of a blog is to write thoughts down -- whether it be viewpoints or what you did that day, etc.

Facebook is about keeping in touch with friends. You post pictures, write comments, play games with apps... it's a social networking tool. Facebook is built to be more interactive than a blog. You visit Facebook for the people while you visit blogs for what people have written. Plus, you can put a blog into your Facebook, but you can't put your Facebook profile into a blog.

19 comments:

rremington said...

You checked your email???????

Tam said...

It's been known to happen. :o

Ritchie said...

Another concerned purist heard from. I for one welcome the future convergence of things I don't do anyway.

WV:phases

Anonymous said...

Sounds like you friended Suckerberg, or that he wants you to.

That way he could just post that blurb on Facebook instead of using fail mail...

AT

Anonymous said...

Note to self: Don't write thoughts down on Facebook. Don't make friends on blogs.

I think I got it!

jf

wv: destes: dirty nuts

God, Gals, Guns, Grub said...

I would press any key to continue past this, but my computer doesn't have an "ANY" key...

Dann in Ohio

Lila said...

Funny how YOUR blog to do what you want with and YOUR Facebook to do as you want with are so easy to criticize. Bet said emailer would love for you to go and critique every tiny little thing they do and look for fault. Oh wait? Bet they are too perfect and pure to do anything but follow the rules.

Who wrote the rules anyway and where do I find a copy? I better learn them so I too can follow the laws of the free-speech land and fall into a lost world of conformity where no one is unique.

- End rant - Sorry. Drives me batty when people want to put our uniqueness into a box. Who cares how you blog or facebook.

Anonymous said...

This guy sounds just like you did on your entry, "Missed Opportunities".

Justthisguy said...

Lila, what I dislike (among many other things) about Failbook is that it attempts to bring a facsimile of face-to-face social interactions to the internet. I mean, if we wanted to meet face to face, we could do so. If we lived too far away from each other to do that, we could write letters.

I am too lazy to write letters, and being in the physical company of my fellow humans tends to annoy me, so a text medium like a blog is very nice, thank you.

Facebook is intended to make internet relationships more like those IRL.

If I wanted to interact with people IRL (I mostly don't) I would do so, and not do it in some kind of silly defective simulation.

WV:doges. Those Venetians were badasses.

Adrian K said...

The noobs are so cute when they try and tell me how to use the internet.

Hmm, shall we take a look at calendar. Yep, it's still September. Going on 20 years now.

Breda said...

...and?

John A said...

The only reasin I have considered Facebook is that you can get coupons for "friending" corporations such as Coca-Cola.

Not that I blog, either. And if I did, it would be mostly links - a sort of lightweight one-person "fark.com." Like the series a couple of weeks ago, photos of slave children emancipated 1862-1864, indistinguishable from "white" children.

Like the three children here -
http://old-photos.blogspot.com/2011/06/slaves-reading.html

Tam said...

Breda,

"...and?"

There is no "and". :)

I just found it kinda interesting because I've noticed that different people blog for different reasons. For some people, it's like writing columns in a newspaper. Other people do it like they're offering up chapters of their yet-to-be-published book for critique. Still other people write their blog like a very interactive LiveJournal...

It was just an interesting email to me, that's all. :)

Lila said...

I love my blog and tend to share whatever is on my mind in whatever way floats my boat in the moment. Could be links, could be a long drawn out talk on shooting or writing or life and love. Blogging soothes my soul just as my fiction writing does. The beauty of blogging and facebook is that it can be used in whatever way makes you the most happy. If you are retired and just want to have a time filler of playing games you can do that on facebook, if you are a teen checking in on your crush you can, if you are a stay at home mom working on multiple novels while living in yet another new place away from most family it lets you feel close to those distant. Do people go too far with creating a fantasy world via facebook or other online forums? Absolutely. Everything can be used in excess. The amazing gift of technology is the ability to connect us however and as much as we want in the ways that make us feel the most joy and love and peace and confidence. I am slowly gaining confidence with my gun and went searching for women who shoot regularly and whose experience I could learn from. I found Tam's and other blogs and got that. Thus finding amazing things through blogs. So despite it not being real life true connections can be made. I count several fellow bloggers as friends and despite never meeting them (yet :)) I think if I had an epic emergency they would genuinely try to have my back and vice versa. True connections can be made via blog and facebook.

Just thought I would comment again since I was commented to. I tend to be a hermit as well. I enjoy making the connections I do through my blog.

gavin ford said...

Wow! This stuff has lots of rules and I have personal issues with "Load and Make Ready"!

I thought, ever so briefly, of joining the blogging community. (was that a faux pas?) but I think I will just revel in what I get to read.

Tam said...

gavin ford,

"This stuff has lots of rules..."

I guess some folks think it does. I never received a copy.

Breda said...

I wasn't "and-ing" at you, Tam. I guess I was just irked by someone presuming to declare How Things Should Be when those "things" in question are, essentially, purely creative and personal endeavors.

Tam said...

"...those "things" in question are, essentially, purely creative and personal endeavors."

This.

It's like telling someone that there's a "right way" to dance.

Tam said...

(...and, that being said, I do find it interesting when people explain why they dance the way they do, as long as they don't tell me I'm doing it wrong. :) )