Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Bloggin’ VS Facebook…

MizAngie left a comment that needs pickin’ apart.

Chill Ang!! I’ll be gentle.

And she said…think Texan and you’ll hear her voice…

“I began blogging because several friends kept telling me "you need to write." I don't have the talent to be a book-writer, but after reading a friend's blog I figured I could do THAT. After the first "comment" or two I was hooked. With the advent of facebook, a lot of my blogger buddies have jumped ship in favor of the "hit and run" contacts. I'm a whore to the comments, and without them I'm just not inspired to write much anymore. It's a Catch-22.
Oh, and you're a heifer all right...a heifer who's all o' that!”

She’s a good writer. I think she could do a sports column that women could understand. And she’s super good at poems. She’s written 3 for me. So she blogs. And I Love her!!

She makes a good point about Facebook. Why do people stop bloggin’ to do Facebook?

Can’t you do both? I do.

To me they are like apples and oranges. Lemons and Limes. They work well together but one shouldn’t stop one to do the other. Bloggin’ is clearin’ out your mind. Bloggin’ is tellin’ stories. As a little kid, I used to fantasize about being on a talk show tellin’ my story to Phil Donahue!! And here I am, tellin’ the masses about all my shit!!

THIS, as she uses her hands to motion all of blog land… you know I talk with my hands. But THIS. Fits me well. Right down to my socks!

Facebook is reconnectin’ with family and friends. It’s networkin’. I don’t see many of our friends that blogged, emptin’ out their hearts in Facebook.

Well Okay there’s some that do. But still…

There’s not silly stories about fencin’ class. There’s not one come to our event on Monkey Island. I get a couple of virtual chickens but still.

And there is farmin’ on Facebook.

I was in Ag remember… I farm.

Oh and Monkey Island is a real place… it’s where Shangri-la was. Okay that still sounds like a joke.

My blogger friends are with me on Facebook. I LOVE THEM. You are family to me.

But Dammit!!! Blog!!!

And becuz I’m the smartass that Becca says I am…

Here at the Church of The Holy Nadine, MizAngie’s Words are in Red.

7 comments:

Shana said...

I do both too. Blogging for 5 years and facebooking for 3 years!!!

Dawn said...

I agree! I do both as well. But, I do understand her frustration with the comments. I can't imagine having the motivation to write on a continuous basis without them.

~~~Dawn~~~ said...

I try to do both...but lately I lack inspiration for blogging....I've started a lot of entries...only to reread them and then hit delete....borrrriiiinnnnggg.
I hope to get back into blogging...we shall see....
facebook...well that's just quick, easy with very little committment to it.....

MizAngie said...

Aw, Nadine. You don't have to put my words in red. Just because I say "HOLY" shit it doesn't mean I'm biblical.

I think the reason I don't do both fb and blogging very well is a time issue. I catch myself trolling facebook and after that I'm ready to do something besides the computer. After all, I'm on the computer all day at work, too. Blech. It's probably the only thing I'll do s'much of that it makes me go blind. *giggle* Well, maybe one of two things.

chattycathy867 said...

I use FB to keep up with my friends. Because of my hearing loss, I can't just pick up the phone and call, so FB and IM has helped me a lot.

I like to blog but mostly so I have an outlet for that stuff trapped in my brain that no one wants to listen to but they will read in a blog (does that make sense?). I love comments because it lets me know people are reading. But the first time I blogged, I learned a valuable lesson. ALWAYS moderate your comments so all hell won't break loose LOL

Katy said...

Lord. Hope you never pick about my comments:) Makes me nervous. . .

I'm like you--I blog to clear my mind and tell stories. FB is for little quick stuff. I think some people just blog for the social interaction and that's why they do more FB than blogging--blogging is more work.

Wahzat Gayle said...

I couldn't agree with you more.. So many of my blogging friends (and of those we share quite a few!)have given it up to facebook and I miss reading them :(

Like you I do both for the same reasons.

Don't yell at me but have been seeing you all these years traveling in the same circles but never have I stop by to say hello. So I will say HELLO now and hope to visit again.. came by via Becca but seen you by Katy, Kelly, etc from since spaces days
Boy can I chat! Sorry for chatting your eyes out LOL:)
Have a great week