Ever since Facebook reared its attractively ugly head, the frequency with which I create new blog posts has dropped considerably. Apparently, I have neither the time nor the inclination to write out a dozen paragraphs about anything anymore - not now that I've learned to express my thoughts in short bursts and blurbs. Twitter has taught me how to do it in 140 charachters or less! For this, to all my many fans, I must apologize - even though you're probably all following me very closely on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, AIM, YahooMessenger, Linked In, and my many other venues of pointless communication.
I'm not sure why this is. I can be fairly long-winded when need-be and my assumption is that it's entertaining to you all. After all, you are reading this right now, aren't you? (GOTCHA!) But I think it has something to do with the fact that I get instant feedback from Facebook, and not so widespread or frequent feedback from Blogspot, even when I write really controversial blogs! Feedback seems to fuel the creation of opinionated ramblings more than the personal satisfaction of having a finished blog. It's the interaction that I seem to crave, and thus, Facebook has become my new drug. But if I could somehow fuse the two beyond the simple act of posting my blog posts in my Facebook status update section, then perhaps the craft of blogging may make a personal comeback in my online life. (Here's hoping that Facebook will create "Faceblogs" or something like that.)