Georg of the blog, "Washing Without Getting Wet",(see link in my "Poets, Bloggers, and Others", to the right of this column) asked for me to address what Facebook means to me. So, here you are, Georg...
Facebook is the new blog.
Why? Because it's self-expression, and instant gratification, and it's instant connection--often to people(old friends, ex-co-workers, etc.) I've not seen in (literally) twenty years or more!
In the past week I've been able to argue politics with two sweet folks who I used to see on a regular basis, back in the late 1980's. One is a lovely woman who is a performer like me. The other is a young man who is a supporter of performers and artists, and both apparently, are very conservative in their politics, which very much surprised me. It's been really interesting to hear from two folks I knew for years, but about whom I knew very little(unless they've radically shifted politically since then, which does NOT appear to be the case!).
I've reconnected with a gorgeous red-haired woman who was a best pal in the 1980's with me, as I worked two jobs and struggled to be heard, to be understood. Sherry T. is the strong, self-actualized woman I expected her to become.
I truly feel humbled by the folks getting in touch with me from long ago(ex-beaus, old friends, grown children of moms I know, etc.)and feel quite lifted-up, and buoyed by the kindness and interest shown me, and my written words.
If you're not on Facebook, you should be.
In my opinion, Facebook is:
*the new blog
*the new town-hall
*the new community-organizer
*the new best-friend
*the new lover
In my case, I'm so addicted, that Facebook might also be my "drug of choice".
I don't want to neglect this blog, because "Lisa Allender Writes" has been good to me. YOU dear readers, have been good to me!
Join me on Facebook, too, so we can have a real, intimate relationship. I promise it'll be good for you, too! ;)
Find me at Facebook, using "Lisa Nanette Allender", or simply use my Auto-Link to Facebook, to the right of this column.