All things are lawful for me, but all things are not helpful. All things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any. ~ 1 Corinthians 6:12
I've also found that status updates and tweets leave me without anecdotes when I see my friends face to face. "I saw the most beautiful rainbows yesterday" "I know, I saw your pic on facebook" "Oh" *awkward silence* How much better is it to have a few moments genuine conversation about something than to exchange a sentence or two over the internet? On the flip side, do you ever expect your friend to know what's happened in your life, only to find they didn't read facebook that day?? Oh the horror! They must not really love you! Wait, is that an overreaction?
July 31st I will be deleting my account. I love all 316 of you that are my "friends" over there, but it's time to kick the habit. I've started a new account that for now will be family only. I've also started a page just for this blog. Anyone and everyone is welcome to "like" the blog page and keep in touch that way. I'll be blogging more often in an attempt for my internet communication to be RICH & FOCUSED and not 140 character snippets. You are also welcome to follow me on twitter where I'll still be tweeting, but that account will be much more of a news-ticker than anything else. Please do not be offended if I don't follow you back.
My internet communications with people will be here on this blog and through email. I know, I know, how 90's of me! Sometimes you have to go backwards to go forwards. I want my communications to be intentional
Further suggested reading: http://www.boundless.org/2005/articles/a0002438.cfm#
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January 2012 edit:
Be sure to read the FOLLOW-UP POST almost six month later!