I don't know why but I've developed a phobia of the status function. I used to post stuff all the time....Anastasia is:
...going to the park with her boys.
...wonders when this rain is going to end.
...loves watching the boys on their bicycles.
...is so excited to go on her girls night out!
and I thought these were great. But then slowly over time I started to notice how funny and witty other people's status' were.
Those few sentences delighted, entertained or informed everyone. They were great observations or funny commentaries on life. Mine, not so much. I suddenly realized how totally ordinary my status updates were. I started posting less and less of them. I just couldn't think of anything that could compare. I stood on the sidelines and watched the few active status updaters gets more prolific. One was better than the next until suddenly it was like a status update play off ever time I got on.
How could I compete with that?
I get on and think, come on, you can do it! Be funny, be witty, be edgy!
-out of things to say.
-doesn't give a rat's bum what anyone else is.
-wishes she could say something that was even mildly amusing.
-wonders how she could possibly join tweeter when the Facebook status is already way too intimidating.
Nahhhhh! I don't think I'll try any of these.
Maybe I'm not intimidated. Maybe I'm just over the whole Facebook thing. It could happen, right?