Friday, February 19, 2010

facebook

I hate the way Facebook distracts bloggers away from their dashboard. I loathe it when fine writers are reduced to writing mere one-liners. No more can i get the illusion of knowing someone very well through reading their diary-like entries. Gone are the days when i get all teary eyed when a blogger bares all. Now all i get is embarassment when someone bares it all at FB (I so do not need to see your best pose in spandex-boxer shorts, okay?).

i am glad for the few bloggers who remain faithful to their blogs, like Kak Teh, Tuang AG, Ely, Nazrah, Dr.House, Mak Andeh, Ina, Esah Jolie. They are to me now like the blanket is to Fergie the Big Girl Who Doesnt Cry. I dont just read them with interest, i now read them for comfort. For reminding me of the days when Sentraal was highly populated and traffic was always busy with hoppers who jump from one station to the other. A lot of them has closed shop, some remains there as museums always do - contains artefacts, but void halls, silent rooms, no one's there anymore. There were days when bloggers visit a site in trouble, help soothe an Empty Heart, and get united in a good cause, like in Dr Buble's projects. And prayers were shared, strength gathered, for a blogger inflicted with cancer, or just lost a mom. Calls were placed from across the oceans when bombs exploded or the earth was flattened by an earthquake. Or a smile of understanding, when an article by a certain Hulaimy appeared in the newspaper. And how the whole community cheered with every crowning of a baby, or for any good news shared at all! I miss those days.

Call me a romantic for clinging on to the past. Call me silly for missing cyber buddies. I am all that and probably more.

I dont blog as often as before too. Busy living life, i guess, and in the process, missing life. No time to write the whole content of my heart out. No time to bloghop either. The many novels and books i have in my head, i have misplaced. Cant find them anymore.

let me sit here and reminisce over the golden years of blogging. While i am at it, i will update status and do walls at FB.

7 Comments:

Blogger dith said...

Salam Ood,

Yes Ood...the same thoughts I had...but I am too affected by FB though I try not to hang there too much...what I do is whenever I do a blog entry, I post it in my FB notes..but still not the same huh...

3:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

im a silent reader of all the blogs u've listed...and yes, miss the long,short entries on the blogs. Some which i truly found comfort with and stories I can definitely relate with! FB, great as it may be for finding old friends, but not for the soul tho!

5:23 AM  
Blogger Hjh Esah Jolie said...

Aiyaaa..mokasih...jgn lak ekau tak tau, den hapdate sobab kono pakso.

I always think that writers (konon eh lah) should treat FB and Blog as a separate entity. Macam den lah..FB namo lain..Blog, namo tipuuuu..hehehe

2:37 PM  
Blogger Nazrah Leopolis said...

ooops! guilty as charged!

i miss u too! nanti bila2 i blog la balik k.

2:57 AM  
Blogger Arena said...

Sis,

Saya sangat setuju. I ran out of good blogs to read. I dont do FB. kenapa entah. I hope you keep on writing. Your writings are so witty, funny and yet sometimes quite profound (whoaaaa)..

7:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Ood,

FB is The Demon. The silent Kekasih Gelap that makes you lose concentration at the office, that plants seeds of neurotic behaviour when you can't finish a sentence without needing to check on every update of notifications, that literally makes you a social misfit since you're hanging out with your buddies anyway on cyberspace, that occupies so much of your time that even your kids feel shortchanged. Expecially when easily accessible vide handphone. I hate FB. I hate myself for letting what FB did to me.

My defence is that I lost my Blog PW kan... so since I can't blog I HAVE to FB. Shame on you and other bloggers! :-P

(Tigress - The Try Hard Blogger at Limbo)

9:30 PM  
Blogger OOD said...

dearest DITH,
blog is so yesterday now. It is cool to twitter and FB. The non-cool characters like me, hang on to blog like their life depend on it! I FB too, i think its a great venue to catch up with old friends - and that's all. You, i plan to keep, here or there doesnt matter ;)

Anon,
oh, i echo you friend. I hoped FB was just a 'phase', but looks like it is to stay..

Hjh,
dulu, ado cyber police rajin buek patrol. Blog tak update, polis bagi notis. Pakso lah.. tapi tak lah koreh bonar.. mungkin kono impose saman la baru orang update.. ekau good blog citizen. Buleh dapek Dato'.

Polis,
are you at FB? Jokontan did suggest some names to me, i added them up, and he said those are all bloggers i know. Are we friends there?
Blog lah weh...

Arena,
profound and prolost?

Tigress,
i am SO not talking to you! Losing password is no excuse :p
FB is like Pil Kuda, bad for your neurons, and neutrons. Turns even voltron into moron.

so, what are you at FB? friend-friend me? ;)

7:55 AM  

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