Friday, February 1, 2013

A Facebook Page yet!

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.

Life is like This

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    1. You would anyway read me here, Saro :) You'd just get the link there :) But great to hear someone actually preferring to read rather than just Like :)

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  2. hahaha, so you can write a post on your facebook page and make us laugh. unfortunately, i don't have a facebook account otherwise i would have clicked on the like button (wrote a post on my social media experience few months ago but will refrain from promoting it here, even though i am dying to).

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    1. I did one too and I linked it here :) - don't know how i got dragged into it :)

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  3. following you in every step of yours..page liked :-)

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  4. I have eventually moved out of facebook with my personal account..but the blog account/page still remains. I am going to like you page (just for the heck of it) since it will be of no use as I am already subscribed to your blog through email.

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    1. That's great to hear, Diwa! The only thing that this FB page can add to you is a selection of my old posts which I consider better than average - always assuming that you would like to read more of my output :)

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  5. I created a Facebook page for my blog some time ago, it hasn't really helped me in getting my posts to my readers any better than before. Its just another FB page. Hope it works better for you, Sir. :)

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    1. Mmm! I am only hoping it does not reduce my readers, that's all :)

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  6. 'Liked' your page. All the best and looking forward to some good humour and serious posts on your page!

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  7. Ha..ha..ha:) Wonderfully written as only Suresh can:)
    ...especially enjoyed Confucius and confusion:) and couples exchanging pecks till..
    Thank you for yet another smiling morning, sir:):)

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  8. 'Cho Chweet' this nearly made me fell off the chair!! Unfortunately I cannot like your page, you know why!!

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    1. You mean you like it but you cannot 'Like' it, I suppose, DS! :)

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  9. Hello Suresh Sir, Even I made my facebook page yesterday. I used to think, why to bother about making a page, when those who have to read will read it anyway. But finally I made it,I think because of the same reason, for which you created one for you...

    P.S. I'm not your regular fan. but I do love to read from your pen... :)

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    1. Thanks for that '..love to read from your pen.."! Wish you were a regular reader as well :)

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    2. I will try my best sir...:) Waiting for your post for BAT... :)

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  10. I guess I liked your Facebook page even before I read this post! You have surely mastered the art. Wish you all the best aboard Facebook Express!

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    1. Thanks Uma! U did, U did! Express or slow passenger I am only hoping it does not work on the reverse gear :)

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  11. nice post and a warm welcome to your blog on FB! I went thru the same 'duvidha' a few weeks ago. I couldn't understand why would one need an FB page for one's blog. But I do and its nice to get 'likes!'

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    1. Thanks, Mehroo! I am not yet as 'Liked' as you are :)

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  12. You said it. Although I made a facebook page, I still wonder looking at various boxes and just happen to visit once a while. I too can't force myself to say, the dog tweeted outside my door, the cat was barking in the night and such things LOL!

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    1. I'll hv to learn to do all that soon it appears, Fayaz :)

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  13. well well, you are on board the FB, nevertheless and I wish 'wherever you go, the network follows!'

    Akila

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  14. Only you could have made a post out of this mundane act!

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    1. When you are scrounging for something to write anything is grist to the mill :)

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  15. That explains why I don't see you much on Facebook. Lovely post, btw. :)

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    1. Thanks Akanksha! I still get drowned in FB and come out spluttering for breath. Admire you people who can swim in that torrent of msg.s :)

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  16. For me fb is for family and old friends, a few photographs and a few laughs. And oh! can't resist a link to my posts :)

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    1. I hope I will count among the 'few laughs' :)

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