Several months ago, I deactivated my personal Facebook account. I became frustrated with their continual loosening of privacy settings; I originally set up the account so that I could share photos, anecdotes, and random links with close friends and family — not necessarily to see how quickly I could garner a few hundred friends. When it became all but impossible to keep with that intent (not that I ever actually ended up with hundreds of friends — I don’t think I know hundreds of people), I gave it up. The primary casualty was my ability to keep up with faraway people, since that’s one reason the website is so successful (that, and giving everyone a really fun way to procrastinate and/or stalk old high school flames).
Since I’m still uncomfortable with my inability to control who sees my stuff (yes, I do know you can change the settings — but not like you used to be able to do), I’ll continue to steer clear of using it as a personal medium. But one day I realized — why not just talk about the food? Since I’m willing to do that already with any random stranger who is forced to chooses to listen, it seemed like the perfect solution. I continue to keep my private life in an obsessive-compulsive, paranoid void, and if you “like” me then (I think) I get to peep at all of your personal information. See how well this works?
So, if you’re into Facebook, or want a different way to get notice when I post, then by all means, like me:
I have an ambitious goal: 11 fans by 2011.