Meg and I have always had different opinions about asking people (we already know) to be connected on Facebook and other social media networking sites. There isn’t any wrong with either of our approaches to this situation but I feel like I’m beginning to move toward her method (which as I understand, consists of asking anyone she knows to be connected on Facebook.)
We attended a lovely party today with all the family and friends (on my side of the family) who came to wish us congratulations and good luck with our new wedded bliss. During one of the many conversations we had today, someone mentioned facebook and “who really wants to know if my son lost a tooth?” Well the truth is I guess we do. As I introduced Meg to various family and friends she hadn’t met before I sometimes recalled that I hadn’t seen them in years. They have children I haven’t met, and we all regret that we haven’t seen each other more often. This desire to keep in touch seems more difficult in this age where we all live where the work is and we try to live lives of happy existence, but we start to loose touch with those out of sight.
So I’m going to get over my un-substantiated fear of sticking my nose in where it doesn’t belong (or isn’t wanted) and start connecting to more family and friends on Facebook. However I’m still not promising this will make me more active on Facebook, but one step at a time.