Me and my girl and boy, raising awareness and acceptance of autism

Why? Because I’m not on Facebook.

Want to enter a competition? Facebook. Want to increase your reach? Facebook. Etc.

But this annoyed me this week: my so-called economy-saving kettle has stopped being economic. It’s one of those one-cup jobbies, slightly anti-social in that it only boils (wait for it..) enough for one cup at a time, the idea being you don’t use as much water and electricity per cup. Well, it’s stopped filling up the cups and to get “one-cup” now means two or three attempts. Not very economical. I emailed and tweeted the company and got sent a Facebook link. Grrr! Replied and said I’m not in Facebook and got no further reply.

I did dabble once, signed up as me and deleted it as one of the people who connected was my first husband’s (good riddance btw) partner, ummm..why? I think we last spoke by phone when I was pregnant with D and that ended in an argument.

But I’m kind of relenting and feeling that my autism awareness persona needs to bob onto there.

Still not sure about the whole “like” business and how time-consuming it will be. I already know that someone else has claimed my twitter name so need to have a think.

And the kettle? Just bought a new, traditional one.

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Comments on: "Ranty Friday – feeling unconnected" (8)

  1. Facebook is what you make it, some make me laugh at the fact they are on there to update status’ every 5 mins with how perfect their children/husband/parents are and that just makes me laugh .. if they were so perfect then they wont have you to thank as you have spent all day on FB!!

    I have a personal FB page and to be fair there is not a lot on there but also I have blog page so I can still connect with those that I want to connect with.

    Hope the kettle is on and your getting a warm drink and a slice of cake 🙂

  2. I am just about to end a 60 day Facebook Blackout. I got fed up with the fake posts, “perfect” status updates and all the crap people flood it with. I am going to definately be moderating how much I use it, and in fact am contemplating turning my profile into a page, that way it is not so personal, if that makes sense. I know what you mean, though, I suspect I will have tonnes of messages and posts from people who only ever seem to communicated by FB. I have proved to myself that you can survive without social media. Maybe a page would be a good set up for you? Less personal, but useful?

  3. Facebook is not all that!! lol It really isn’t as good as it used to be…

    I have been using it for years….Used to update my statuses loads, play the games, chat, etc….Now I hardly use it….It’s got boring! I do play the games on it…that’s about it!
    I think it’s a tool just to have a nosy at people!!

    But on the other hand…..There are strong communities of support networks …For example I talk to lots of mothers who have children with heart problems like my girls….Who have been a great support to me & it is great to raise awareness of things like CHD’s, Autism, etc!!

    • Def agree Kim, I don’t want to be on there as “me” but I can see a need for my autism persona to be on there. Not enough hours in the day though.

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