4 days later and guess what?
I've read all of your blogs about your experiences on Facebook and chuckled, admittedly, that I was not a part of it. I've read your stories about how much of a time sucker Facebook is and left comments along the lines of, "See? This is why I don't join! HA, HA, HA, HA!!!!!!"
Now it's your turn to laugh at me. Go ahead, laugh.
What I do know is that I get it now.
I get why my friends (thank you Jaimie, Aimee, Linda...) wanted me to join. In the few days I've been a member, I've been found by people I may have never even remembered face to face (due to the ever-constant condition known as mommy brain). And because I have the time to process who they are and how I know them, it's been incredibly fun, to say the least.
[Plus, it saves me the embarrassment of standing in the grocery store, looking at someone who I think looks familiar but am not sure, only to find out that guess what? I don't know them at all and now they think I am one hundred percent, to the max, crazy with a capitol C.]
And this is just one part of the whole experience people, one part! I'm also able to connect with people I send Christmas cards to each year but never see in person, friends who live far, far away, college buddies, high school buddies and even my little brother - who I can shoot one liners at that only he and I understand.
My husband doesn't get it.
He says he won't join unless it is required of him. And by required, he means by his employer.
But me? Me, who only a week ago was all Yeah, Facebook is just not for me, I am loving it.
Since tomorrow is Delurking Day here in the blogosphere, and most likely I'll be on Facebook telling my friends how addicted I am to Diet Coke, why not go out on a limb and say hello. Let me know who you are, those who remain silent, and I promise not to look at you like I don't recognize you and walk away thinking you're crazy with a capitol C. I promise.
Come on, as I've learned in the past week, going out on a limb isn't too bad after all.
In fact, it's kind of wonderful.