Downsides of Facebook.

1 Artificial Socializing
It is like not like meeting people in real life; it cannot replace face-to-face human interactions. Facebook may not actually be real friends. It did a test; I sent out facebook request to many people I didn’t know and many of them accepted my facebook request anyway.

2 Time-Waster
It is easy to waste time on the website. Rarely do people on my timeline share valuable information.

3 Shallowness
Facebook is often a place to share political views, whether that should be the case is another matter, and there is a problem: proper political discussions should be long and well thought out. Facebook is a horrible place to have serious discussion. Everything has to be short; if a long post is shared it will often not be read.

4 People say things on the Facebook, that they wouldn’t say to someone in real life. It is proper to speak to people in person that make some angry rant at them on the internet.

5 Phoniness
People often build an online personality that is fake or misleading. The emphasize the good and leave out the bad.

6 Lack of Accountability
People often don’t say what they really think on Facebook. While some will attack other people and not speak to them in real life, other people will get angry and not say anything. Poeple than won’t gain any self-awareness. It is often hard to know what people are thinking.

7 Likes
People will often say whatever will get them likes and what is necessarily right. Not a surprising fact, but not a positive one either.

Why didn’t I start Blogging Earlier?

It is so easy to sit at a computer and type for awhile. I can just type and really fast and spit out my thoughts. Why take it serious? Perhaps I take it too seriously I don’t know. I have been intending on using the blog to replace Facebook. Additionally I want to stay away from twitter and reddit. I can easily waste time on these sites. I do think reddit is valuable. I can find very honest and helpful reviews on reddit. I created a reddit account and may use it if I need to.

What are the reasons I haven’t gotten my blog going?

I was worried about grammar. I worried about the time it would take editing
With online grammar check you can pump out material very fast. However I don’t think I should relay on it. Best not to worry about this as much.

I was thinking about the finished project first. This is another problem. In order to start a habit, give yourself a very easy goal. Once you force yourself to work you can easily keep going.

Overthinking each sentence. Just write. This blog is not very serious and most jobs. (I have considered using my website to sell myself to employers but that is another topic to worry about later.)

Because of all the time I have wasted in the past, I feel I have to make up for the time I wasted in the past. This is impossible. I can’t make up time. But then I think: if I do work I need to constantly push out posts. This isn’t a good Idea either, because I think about how hard I am going to work and then choose to procrastinate.