Bollox to Bakebook!

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It took Lee 30 seconds to make up a new cartoon for me!

I’m beginning to dislike Facebook. My use of the word ‘beginning’ would of course imply that I liked it in the first place, however that’s not strictly true.

I’ve tolerated it, it does after all have uses, like keeping in touch with friends and family overseas.

I’ve had many a fun post or three with my good friends Udders and Monkey, silliness that kept us laughing into the wee small hours. We have also shared many a photograph that has kept others laughing into the wee small hours. It hasn’t all been bad.

Perhaps it’s me, or the mood I have found myself in lately, but these days I find I have no inclination to check news feeds, unless it’s Udders showing us all her new chest and drawers, oops I mean chest of drawers!

My news feed is littered with game requests, farm animals, what the world and his wife are having for dinner, memes about wine and people whining!
I mean for feck sake give me a break, the world is full of enough doom and gloom without me having to read all about it on Facebook as well.

When I was off with alien leg, I used to put updates on regarding the current status of my recovery. What can I say, I’m lazy, and it was the easiest ways to reach a lot of people in one swift smack of the return key, but unbeknownst to me I turned into one of those people and all it took was an off the cuff, unintentional comment from someone to make me realise. I stopped posting publically about my leg and just answered personal messages instead. I know I should not let something someone says affect me or stop me from adding a status, but I don’t want to become one of the Facebook people I myself try to avoid.

In the few times since, when I have had a lapse and posted an ‘oh poor me post’, I’ve caught myself on, slapped myself repeatedly about the face and then deleted the comment. If I really need to vent, then I have a blog for that! If I need to talk about how crap my life is, then I’ll start a new blog for that too.

So why do people do it? Why do they feel that they need to inform their followers of every bad turn they ever take in their lives. Boredom, sympathy, support, help? I have no idea, but there are very few people in the world living the lives they wished for, or hoped for, but they seem to get by just fine without having to publish it for all and sundry to see.

So, this leaves me with a conundrum, do I leave Facebook again, for like the 9 millionth time, or do I just stop reading. There are pros and cons for both.

I’d miss Udders and the fun we have, even though neither of us are feeling too funny right now. I’d miss Monkey and the pictures of her niece who is a cute as a button. I’d miss updates from friends and family overseas as they journey forth in their new lives. I’d miss all Lee’s hilarious and geeky little memes, that do actually make me laugh. I’d also miss my Indecisive Eejit page on which I share all Lee’s hilarious and geeky little memes. See told you I was lazy!

I won’t however miss:

Join us in Farmville! You’ve got ginger hair, you can be a carrot!
Join us in Farmville 2! It’s better than Farmville 1.
Join us in Farmville 3! We know where you live!
Join us in Far……..ah just feck off Farmville.
30 second updates over the course of an hour regarding the preparation of your dinner, which then turns into a chew by chew account of your consumption of it. Seriously, I’ve just stood for an hour cooking my own. I’m at my dinner limit, get over it!
Updates on how crap your life is. I know it sucks, honest I do, sometimes mine does as well, but telling us about it and hash tagging it with FML is not going to miraculously make it better.
Competitions, share and like, blah blah blah! It’s all a con, they just want more likes for their page, although I did succumb once and enter a competition for the most amazing chair on the planet! If I win it, I will retract this statement. Prove me wrong Facebook, go on, I dare ya!
Miscellaneous game requests! Do you see my name on it, do I have a high score? No? Then take the feckin hint, I don’t want to play it.
I could go on, but I can’t be bothered, I’ve worn myself out!

I think for the sake of my sanity it’s time to disappear again for a little while and just use my Indecisive Eejit page, which you can feel free to like, if unlike me you are still feeling the love for Facebook!

23 thoughts on “Bollox to Bakebook!

  1. I agree with you 100%. I actually stopped using Facebook several months ago, and I haven’t really missed it. I dip back in from time to time just to check my notifications, and a check that my pages doing alright.

    If it were me I would keep it, because a) it’s not permanent and b) if you really feel like getting a hold of somebody who it’s easier to get a hold of them through Facebook, then you can do that. Oh, and c) you can still keep your blog’s Facebook page, which is useful for notifications and such. Which I’m about to subscribe to. Which means you could like my page as well, if you like.

    :)

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  2. Facebook is good as long as you use it as a tool. To stay in touch with people, to ask a question to many people at once, to have an easy way to arrange a appointment etc. I don’t care about all the pics and the stories of all those other people. It can drag you in but will leave you behind feeling miserable. It’s better to just look at it in the most pragmatic way and use it for what it’s worth – nothing more than ‘easy for stuff’.

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    • Ach I know, it’s just when you get bored then you start scrolling and then you wonder why you did and you get bored with yourself cos you scrolled in the first place! Facebook is EVIL!! Look what it’s done to me!!! lol

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  3. I’ve not been using Facebook much since I discovered blogging. Not that I used it a lot before. I would share photos but no one really appreciated them there as much as here – my Facebook Friends have no taste. Also people that put # in front of everything thinking it’s cool just #pissesmeoff :)

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  4. I’ve cracked the shits bigtime about FB a few times. The only thing that has kept me there is the fact that my sister, who lives in the UK, said that she loves seeing my FB updates. I mean, after all – if I didn’t have FB, how could I brag, with pictures, to anyone and everyone about how much weight my husband and I have lost recently, or that we went to Brisbane for the weekend to attend a wedding? Facebook does have it’s good points – it is a marvellous way to bring the community together with the swift click of a button – the bushfires raging in NSW at the moment are testimony to that. Via Facebook, hundreds of people are donating clothing, formal dresses, dog food etc to those affected by the fires. I, myself, have used Facebook to contact people AUSTRALIA WIDE to find host families for exchange students. But yeah. Enough of your stupid game invites already. I don’t really want to know what you had for dinner. And here’s an idea – instead of Facebooking and tweeting about who is singing on X Factor and what you think about it, why not JUST WATCH IT, instead!

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  5. I’m not a rabid fan but i use it to keep in touch. When I had surgery earlier this year i would post the *occasional* update, just major milestones really. You can change settings on individuals to only show important updates and that seems to filter out a lot of the games stuff if there are a few people that are posting a lot of crap.

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  6. I hate FB – gave up on it years ago – so I can’t offer any unbiased answers. I think it is a waste of space and time. Period. End of story. But that is *just* me.

    You will figure out what works for you.

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