The Facebook Diet

“Expression is the need of my soul…” *

(Written with TIC –tongue in cheek).

Because expression is the need… I have retreated to the safety of my own blog where I can express myself without the inconvenience and irritation of having to read the comments of those who disagree with me. You see, I’m getting up in years now, so I’ve had time to know my own mind. If you’re still getting to know your mind, then feel free to bandy words on Facebook. As for me, I just like to write.

You’ll notice, then, that in some posts, usually the more controversial ones, I have left no way for you to respond. Why? Well, because this is my blog and my opinion. If I wanted your opinion, I’d give it to you [insert a wink and a smile here—TIC, remember?]. 

That’s why I’m on a Facebook diet. I just don’t like arguments—debate makes my stomach churn. It’s part of being an Enneagram 9 (seriously, look it up). So, on this blog you’ll get my thoughts and opinions, and here’s the best part, you’re not obligated to respond because, often, you can’t. If you don’t like what you read, or agree with what I think, well, just click away shaking your head in disgust. Go to Facebook and express yourself. It’s just that easy.

Somebody told me that if you want people to visit your blog, you need to cultivate your “brand.” In order to do that, they say, you need to encourage dialog. But what if I don’t care if I have a brand? Can’t I just express myself?

Yes. And I intend to.

Hope you’ll visit often…or not.

Shalom! Dan

*About that opening quote. These are the words of Archy, a precocious cockroach created by Don Marquis, journalist, humorist and author (1878-1937). I thought the quote and its source were particularly appropriate.

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