It was not too far back that I had wept copious tears about being unable to comprehend Facebook. Nothing much has improved since then in terms of my abilities to handle it. I, however, have been perforce dragged into using the medium as far as I am able to do it.
The funny thing about Facebook is that you need to have that invincible belief that any passing thought in your mind is of seminal relevance to the rest of the world. I have always suffered from an inferiority complex in this regard. That, effectively, means that I cannot post things like "There is a bird tweeting (not on Twitter) outside my window. Cho Chweet" and other such information that my friends are dying to hear.
I could, of course, spout a maxim every other hour and have the world rave at my extraordinary wisdom. The problem, however, is that I have a sneaking suspicion that my bid to sound like Confucius would only end up making me sound confused. (It may be true but I do not need to advertise the fact, do I?)
One-liners, perhaps, would be the way forward for me. Unfortunately, what purports to be humor in my make-up leans towards verbosity and not terseness. Brevity is certainly not the soul of my wit. As a consequence, when I put up any message on Facebook, people ignore it as though it never was.
What then forced me to create a page on Facebook for my blog? I have been given to understand that people prefer looking up posts from Facebook because (a) it puts all that they want to see in one place - on their FB page and (b) it allows them to 'Like' without even bothering to read. The latter behavior is certainly not something that I am enthusiastic about - but then there may be times when a friend is too busy to show solidarity by reading and may prefer an easier option. Of course, there is always the danger that it may turn out like most spouses - exchanging pecks on the cheek on busy days initially and ending up doing it all the time till the marriage counselor or divorce lawyer gets into the act.
As for me, there is now the additional challenge of posting on this page as well. I think that, in addition to my new posts, I shall try to put up the best of my very old posts that most do not even know of - with the solemn assurance that I shall not fall into the trap of admiring each and every one of my posts.
So there it is - my Facebook page for this blog is accessible from the link below. Like it if you prefer updates from my blog on your FB Newsfeed.
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