Used To Be


Photo: A.M. Moscoso


I remember when I used to blog about any little thing that popped into my head.

If what I had written resonated with my readers, I’d get a fun conversation happening in my comments section.

If you’re a writer, that was a good indicator if you were hitting the right notes or falling flat.

I used to think Facebook was getting in the way of that. So I’d stop FB’ing.

Do you know why I went back to FB?

Because that is where the world lives now, and if I want to be part of the ‘community’ that’s where I have to go.


Or maybe I should just go back to my Enduring Bones, where I belong and where I can speak in my writer’s voice- my true voice-and ‘exist’ there.

I guess it is coming down to deciding my Zip Code.

I don’t know about other people, but I can’t live in both places anymore.



12 thoughts on “Used To Be

  1. I’m one of those who have never been a fan of Facebook. Yes, I have an account but rarely view or use it. I get more satisfaction out of blogging and the blogging community. Bloggers just seem more passionate about their interest.

  2. I still mostly stay away from Facebook (unless I’m tagged in a photo or post) but it hasn’t exactly made me productive at my own blog! I have more than one reason for staying away from the former and will continue to do so for my own sanity. I follow other blogs and try to comment on them when I have a chance, though.

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  4. I agree with Jane. I find writing on my blog to be more “permanent” (as far as any form of digital media can be permanent). It has an archival quality about it. Anything posted on Facebook is pushed down the newsfeed and out of sight in about a day.
    However, my blog does not attract readers on its own — even from those who are subscribed to it. Therefore, I NEED Facebook to let others know that I have something substantial to say on my blog. So I use it as a tool. I also use the Daily Post as a tool to attract readers. Heck, if standing on the street with a sandwich board would attract readers, I might do it.
    So I will be staying on both.

  5. I see Facebook as a coffee shop, where people meet and mingle. I see blogging as more like inviting people to my place for a vast open house. Or maybe like Facebook is a notice on a bulletin board while blogging is an op-ed piece in the paper – two different platforms. So, while I am terrible about blogging, I do feel like I can exist in both places.

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