I’m not on Facebook. Yes, I can almost hear your eyebrows raising. Over the years, the gasps have only gotten louder and the eyebrows have gone higher. Doesn’t budge me though. 😛
What was once a fad, has now become an identity. People judge you based on your Facebook profile. Want to know (stalk) someone? Look them up on FB. It may be hard but you’ll find them because everyone’s GOTTA be on FB.
I’ve always been a social snowflake. At times, a misanthrope. I would go out of my way to not be a part of the crowd. Sure, a few likes for my picture might cheer me up, but most of the times, I would berate myself for cheering up at a halfhearted acknowledgement of a shallow insight into my life. I guess I’m weird that way.
Being social is overrated. Or rather being social on social media is.
Its only been a short while since I started blogging, but I have found some wonderful blogs and fell in love multiple times. I can’t help thinking this wordpress community could be MY Facebook. I could spend hours here. I know I’m still an amateur and that I don’t have a lot of followers but every single like and view gives me a high that I wouldn’t get from a like on one of my pictures.
A lot of people have challenged me that I would join facebook, sooner or later but I take pride in saying that I haven’t given in. Yes, there have been weak moments but I didn’t falter. Maybe its a phase. Maybe I would join FB in the future. My opinions have changed earlier and they will be open to change in the future as well. Until then, its a precious feeling, being content and sure-footed about who you are.