Guest Blog – I Said I Would Never Join Facebook
Thursday July 16, 2009see more by jen
This guest blog was written by Annika, the mompreneur behind BurpieBlocker, the burp cloth that does not fall off your shoulder. As a very new mom myself, her burp cloths have been one of my most used new baby items! It is so convenient to have one that does not fall off! I love it!
I said I would never join Facebook…Famous Last Words
I resisted. I thought, “I don’t have time for that” and “Isn’t it for college kids?” My friends and colleagues assured me it was for more than an ordinary networking site. I resisted still. Then my mom joined and I couldn’t deny my curiosity any longer. I took the plunge. I joined Facebook. And I love it!
It’s been a whirlwind ever since! Reconnecting with people from elementary school, finding long lost sorority sisters, staying even more in sync with friends I see regularly. The sense of community is powerful.
In the short time since I created my profile page I’ve reconnected with so many old friends. Thanks to Facebook, we’ve gotten together for nights out, organized play dates and attempted impromptu dinners. I’ve also learned a lot of things about my Facebook Friends that I probably never really needed to know, but it’s all good.
A flurry of quizzes, volumes of 25 Random Things, opinions galore about the new layout, a rush of applications and status updates, opportunities to be a fan. But more than all this, it’s a peak into everyday life of friends old and new; a chance to see colleagues as more than the suit across the conference room table and an opportunity to share what’s on your mind.
So I will admit it loud and clear: I was wrong about Facebook. I am so happy to be part of the community and thankful to my friends who encouraged me to join. But I’m still scared of Twitter.
Annika lives in Orange County with her son Adam and husband Chris. BurpieBlocker is offering Tiny Oranges readers 10% off their entire order! Use coupon code Tiny10 at checkout.