I value Facebook. It is plain and simple. There are people that I’m in contact with because of FB that I wouldn’t be otherwise. This includes updates, serious and funny. This includes my ability to say hello, easily, with a kid of shared nod.
And, I laughed when I read this below. Close enough to the truth to strike a note of funny. It was sent to me by friend and colleague (and FB friend, of course), Jerry Nagel.
I am trying to make friends outside of Facebook while applying the same principles.
Every day I go to the street and tell a passerby what I have eaten, how I feel, what I have done the night before and what I will do after.
I give them pictures of my family, my “animal farm”, me gardening, trail walking or golfing, and my friend and I trying to rescue an injured cat.
I also listen to their conversations and tell them I love them.
And it works!! I already have 3 people following me — 2 police officers and a psychiatrist.