so i sent a little notification out to friends, clients and a few other acquaintances humbly requesting that all further technologically based correspondence take place via email. my daily comings and goings would still be overly exposed on both twitter and the BF blog.
I don't have very many friends, clients or acquaintances so this was generally accepted sans objection. for the most part. i received one lone email from a very good friend stating this...
"so what, do you think you're too good for facebook" to which I responded, in short...
no. quite the opposite.
i don't have any cute pet/baby photos to post
i don't really like those anyway
i'm not particularly witty
the minutia of daily living is not on my preferred reading list
i cant bear to update with observations like "man, it's hot"
i've already done that and wanna punch myself in the face for it
i'm secretive in a very unhipstery kind of way
the inside jokes/cryptic updates are just too inside and cryptic for me
i never benefit from links because i rarely visit them.
my facebook friends lead way more interesting lives than i do or at least they're better writers
it doesn't make me feel connected to anything
in fact, it makes me feel disconnected
my mundane isn't clever mundane. it's just mundane
so you see facebook, when i say it's not you it's me, i really mean that. I'm not good enough for you, i'm not funny enough for you and by that i mean i'm way too good for you and well still not funny enough but you get it right. you still have plenty of people who friggin adore the heck out of you and will keep updating every last detail of their lives. i hope you guys are very happy together. sorry we couldn't quite make it work, but you really deserve better than lazy uninspired status updates.
by the by if you in blog land actually fancy lazy uninspired updates...i'm still on twitter.