Wednesday, April 6, 2011

F is for Facebook Fanatic - A-Z Blogging Challenge

FaceBook has engulfed the world and is insidious in the way it has been able to attach itself to every and any other online activity you may enjoy. Sooner or later, up pops a screen that suggests/demands/congratulates you on having been linked up to your FB account so that EVERYONE you know will know what you're doing when you decide to go online. Why in heaven's name would they think that? Where does that kind of thinking come from? I don't know. Don't want to; do you?

And, then, there are others whose free time is so limited, FB is the only way they can share time with friends and family, whilst enjoying some interactive games. Enter, my hardworking sister, who casts a scant eye at my pajama-clad figure every morning as she faces the elements, trudging off to work. Hey! I did my time. Paid my dues. Put in those 20-hour days. I digress.

Here is what is on her screen almost all the time. It's something about egg collecting. You find them on other people's sites, capture them, nurse them for a few days, and then the turn into some of the most beautiful creatures drawn by very skillful artists. These three lovelies were just eggs, like the chartreuse one below, when she collected them, and then they tranform into something so beyond what you could ever have imagined.

Turns out, my baby sister is like in the top 100 of the ENTIRE WORLD of egg collectors and has developed very solid friendships with some of them. I've been lucky enough to see her entire collection (there's hundreds of them!) and the beauty of them all takes my breath away. So, for the present, this is the best part of FB -- not the invasiveness -- but the opportunity to link with people sharing a fun interest, chitchat, and make hardworking people feel good.  How do you feel about Facebook?


See that The A-Z Blogging Challenge button on the right? With more than 1100 bloggers participating, there's bound to be someone you'll discover by just clicking on the Next Blog or Surprise Me button.


  1. I belong to facebook but at times I find it a bore, rather do my blogging.
    Enjoyed your post most interesting to read,


  2. I love Facebook! Since I live so far away from all my friends and family, it's a great way for me to keep in touch and up to date with everything in their lives.

  3. I can't help but love it for all it's relief of ennui, voyeurism, and shameless self-promotion.

    Alex from Breakfast Every Hour was here.

  4. I have a FB account but I only check out what happens there a couple of minutes every day. It just takes to much time and I prefer to put that time in to my blog instead :-)

    Have a great day now!