What Have I Done?

It’s happened.  I have finally succumbed to the peer pressure and set up a Facebook page.  What have I done?  I am already regretting my decision.  I am a Twitter addict, tried and true.  I like the anonymity and the brevity of it all.  I actually receive useful writing information on Twitter.  There’s something to be said for that.  I’ve learned quite a bit about writers, rules and tricks of the trade.  That was my goal from the beginning. 

But now…now I’m looking at a page of gobbledy gooked comments all over the place.  There’s no organization.  There’s random updates of which I have no idea what they are.  I like order!  I would look at one person’s page and find they know someone else I might know so I keep going from page to page saying “I know this one!” and “Hey, I havent seen her in forever!”  What have I done?  I don’t want to open this door.  I don’t want to invite a flood of people I haven’t talked to in ages to chit chat about stuff I don’t care about.

Am I selfish?  Am I conceited?  Maybe I’ve turned into a hermit?  I’m not sure, but I feel like I’ve opened Pandora’s box with this stupid page and I just want to shut it.  I want to fill it full of concrete and lock it up tight and drop it to the bottom of the nearest river.  Is it too late to turn back?  I am really trying to convince myself that this was a good idea, but I can’t do it.  There is one person that I haven’t talked to in ages that I have been dying to talk to.  Maybe I can just send her my email address and then shut it all down.  I’ll shut it down and pretend like it never happened.  That sounds good, right?  No one will ever know? 



Crap…how did I get 24 friends already?


5 thoughts on “What Have I Done?

  1. I have a friend who put only her married name on FB so no one from school (except for the ones she wanted) could find her. You could always just have your name as Christine Marie, you know….Just a thought.
    Also, DO NOT for ANY REASON start any of the games. They should come with a warning label, “addictive and stealer of your life.” I stopped them a while back & got my life back and am happy I did!
    Happy FB’ing! From one Christine Marie to another 🙂

    1. I went back and forth with my name a bit. FB is only for friends for me and I am kind of using Christine Marie as a “writing moniker”, if you can call it that. I used my married name so people wouldn’t find me, but then it only takes one person to know who I am to tell others hey, Chrissy’s on here. And yes, I am staying waaaaay far away from games. My husband is already hooked on Mafia Wars. I have a very strong feeling I’m just going to delete it all within a week. I just don’t see the benefit for me.

  2. Well facebook is a complete shit . It’s like making yourself and the details related to you in public . Unless you’ve done the privacy setting and are thoroughly content with the privacy you’ve secured for your profile , its fine , otherwise you can be in trouble for some or the other reason. Even after making all the information restricted to ‘ friends only’ , the profile pic and the name is available to everyone whose on facebook . This is what I don’t like about facebook.
    Hey here’s a fun test , its free !
    Are You a Facebook Addict?

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