Face to Face

I would like to think that my designs for the marketplace are cutting edge regarding current trends. However, I’m pretty sure that in fact, I’m living behind my time. I just reactivated my account on Facebook, once again. I don’t think I like it but trying to give it a fair chance this time. So far though, sorry fellow Facebook users, I think I might hate it. It’s only been activated, this time, for one day, in a row.

I’m attracted to the much more “artistic” means of communicating brief messages to family and friends that was the custom a hundred years ago. Slower yes, but more endearing. What is our hurry? Who are we looking for? Technology is good and obviously I take advantage of many of the tools it offers, but at times, I would like to slow things down and savor the moments with the ones around me.

Sharing for Treasured Tuesday’s, collected postcards.

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17 thoughts on “Face to Face

  1. I agree wholeheartedly. I signed up for Facebook after my adult children and a few of my friends said I should. I’m ready to cancel my account. I also really think we’re too public with our thoughts and opinions. What happened to introspection and privacy? I really don’t want to keep up with this communication “stream” from every direction.

    Sorry, I guess I just remember times when we focused on family and our personal growth.

    1. Hi Charlene – Yep, I think this is not a good direction for us humans but it’s the direction we’re choosing, in droves. Another song from the “oldies” comes to mind… everybody’s talkin at me, I can’t hear a word they’re saying… LOL

  2. I love to look at the old postcards myself but the reality is I don’t send cards and sure don’t get any. I have found a quick look at FB gives me a chance, otherwise missed, to see what family and friends are up to. I saw my niece in FL trying on a selection of Prom dresses and my nephew’s new dog in TX. My daughter sent pics from her vacation in Maine. Good to know she’s doing well and enjoying her spring break. I’m really grateful for the tools we have to stay in touch. I hope you’ll be able to find the joy in FB.

  3. I agree with both of you. I so enjoy getting a 3-4 page letter from my best friend (for 45 yrs) who lives in a small town in Wellsville, NY. They have a computer and a phone but we like the letters. I owe her one by the way.

    The only reason I am on Facebook is because my lovely daughter told me that I was missing out on seeing pics of my grand children. They live in West Tx and I don’t really get to see them that often. So, I caved.

    The thing I don’t like about Facebook is the constant update on what friends are doing at that moment.

    The thing I do like is getting to hear from (some) family (have 8 bros and sisters). We seem to communicate better this way. Short and sweet.

    Have a great day.

    1. Hi Sharon – You and Annie make good points. I’m going to give it a chance but yes, the continual updates, hmmmmn. I already hid them, lol. Shhh.

  4. There is absoulutely no reason you can’t do BOTH!!
    I still write old-fashioned letters; but I LOVE the spontenaity of Facebook. I get to be in touch with people I had lost touch with over the years. Plus feel I am connecting with the youngins, too, whom I otherwise would miss!!

  5. Janet, I don’t like Facebook at all. There’s no chance there to be creative. I don’t understand how it all works and I love blogging! I love the creative aspect of blogging and feel family and friends can visit with me there in a way I’m comfortable with. I am on Facebook but never think to even GO there unless someone comments to me there. I’m just not that interested and there are only so many hours in the day to do everything AND work too.

    I think it’s nice that there is something for everyone! Facebook just isn’t for me.

    Diane

    1. Yes, a different type of phenomenon than blogging for sure. As you say not an opportunity to be expressive. I’m still pondering the tool but it is quick and constant. Do I like that, hmnnn? 🙂

  6. Janet,

    I agree with you 100% about Facebook, Twitter, etc. I am more of an old-fashioned “lemonade stand” type of marketing person. I did sign up for Twitter and I’m following lots of people and have all of these followers but I don’t know WHY I’m following them or WHY they’re following me 🙂

    Tracey

  7. It hadn’t posted yet so, I removed the second item. I’m still trying to find my way around this blogland. And there are some things I still cannot figure out how to use. Grrrrr! 🙂

  8. Actually, I think you need to delete another one of my posts that says the same thing but it’s awaiting moderation 🙂

    Also, if you could send me an email to let me know how to follow your blog that would be great!

  9. I have a collection of vintage royalty free clip art postcads and just love the designs. Since I don’t have the means to collect antiques I do have a way of admiring the alure of their beauty. My Aunty Suzie has a nice collection of vintage postcards that I was able to look through years ago at our last visit.

    1. Oooooh! That’s one of my favorites! I have some as well and they remain one of my weaknesses still. Post cards or any antique/vintage illustrations. Yikes. Wouldn’t it be fun to share (look through, I mean, of course) our collections with one another somehow?

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