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Friday, October 26, 2012

More on Facebook, Blogging and Me ...

Hello Internet People!  Well, I finally finished that queen sized quilt I have been quilting on all week.  I really do not like quilting the big quilts!  They are not fun, they are freakin painful!  But it is done, and I only have one more that is that big, and I think it is going to wait for a while.  I will try to post pictures for you all this weekend.

You may have noticed I started posting on Facebook again today a little bit.  I finally figured out how to beat them at their own game.  I may be slow on the uptake sometimes, but I do come around eventually.  One of my biggest issues with Facebook was the fact that they were using MY pictures to post THEIR advertising on, and then asking me to PAY them for them to do so.  To me this is not just fucking ridiculous it is downright offensive!  So you will notice now that whenever I post a new picture on Facebook I will be filling up the comments section with MY own damn advertising and Facebook can kiss my lily white little ass!  I hope this doesn't irritate you all too much, but if it does you can bitch at Facebook about it NOT me. 

I think Facebook is about to crash and burn anyway, but I am going to do my best to take advantage of it before it does.  It was stupid enough when they were just asking Pages to pay to let people see what they post - but did you all notice they are doing it on your personal accounts now?  Yep, you too can pay money if you want your friends to actually SEE what you post!  Facebook is free and it always will be my ass!  I think this one is going to be like signing their own death warrant.    

I started yet another Blog last night, but I haven't posted to it yet.  I am going to dedicate it to my social-economic-environmetal justice rhetoric, so of course I named it after my other Facebook Page - "Mother Has Issues".  I will write an intro post for it later tonight or this weekend and let you all know when it is up and running.  

Oh, I almost forgot to tell you, I fixed the comment feature (I hope) on all of my Blogs for you.  It should now be much easier to comment - no more captchas thingies (what the hell are they actually called?) - no more hassles.  They still won't show up until I moderate them, but it shouldn't give you so much grief to try to leave them now.  Of course if I start getting lots of spam or hate mail crap I will change it back, but for now it should be a lot more user friendly for you.

I am still working on the whole idea of going public with my identity.  This is a big step for me and I am fucking terrified!  I don't really know why either, that's what is so fucked about the whole thing.  I really am a good and decent person.  I have no criminal record.  No heinous history to hide from, at least not one that is based in reality.  There are some people out there who have spent a lot of time and effort creating imaginary histories for me, but they are not remotely based in reality so I am not sure why that should bother me.  Except it does.  A LOT!  I do not care if the whole fucking world know pretty much any detail they want about my life, as long as they are true!  There is nothing I despise more in this world than being lied about, and for some reason I seem to attract people who want to lie about me.  Or people who make unfounded assumptions about me and then act as if they are facts.  I just cannot stand that!

So I have spent my entire adult life hiding.  Not because of who I am, but because of who other people want to believe me to be.  I really am tired of it.  I deserve better.  Damn it, I demand better!  Not that anyone gives a crap what I demand, but it sure sounded good!



  1. Mother, I have often wondered what you would be like in real life... But I have to admire and respect your right to privacy. I wanted to tell you that I completely understand about the hiding thing. All of my life, I have tried to be who other people thought I should be. That was EXHAUSTING!!! When my dad died a couple of years ago, I finally said, out loud and quite vehemently, "I QUIT!!!" It was the most liberating moment of my life!
    I truly wished we were closer (who knows, maybe we are), but to get to know who you are would be a really fun adventure! I have no doubt there are many things you could teach me.
    And so, I look forward to reading more and learning who you are. Be brave, if for no one else, than for the amazing woman you have chosen to be.
    Love you Mother!!!

  2. It is a frustrating fact of humans, that when they can't understand or categorize they make up enough lies to shove one into a label that they feel comfortable with. I find lies to be deeply insulting, myself. I avoid correcting them in favor of dismissing the person who lied, & trying to mitigate potential damage behind the scenes. No damage, no concern. Don't push yourself to be more public. It's stressful, facing that small percentage of Trolls. When you're ready, you'll know.