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Posts Tagged ‘Facebook’

Bye Blog?

Posted by berkeleyscot on November 16, 2009

I am thinking I might give up Blogging.

I feel I’m talking to myself, which I do a lot, anyway, but then I HOPE there’s no one listening! But, with the Blog, I never know IF anyone is ‘listening’ or, most times, even who they are!

few months ago I became a participant on Facebook.  On Facebook’s intro page, there is a question, ”What’s on your mind?” Space is provided for only a sentence or two, so there is no chance to drivel on.

Unlike a blog, if there is a response from a ‘friend,’ it can be immediate and a ‘conversation’ can take place.

I’ve never restricted who can read my blog, but, on Facebook, only those who are on my chosen ‘friends’ list have access to what I choose to share.

Of course, I also have access to what my friends have on their minds.

Most people on my list are people I already know, but there are some people I ‘talk to’ because we share a Scottish background or have other friends in common.

The other day, a lady from the same part of the world suggested, on Facebook, that I access a particular magazine online, because it featured an article about the Buckie Fishing Heritage Museum.  The article wasn’t accessible. Of course, the publisher wants you to buy the magazine!

As a result, my friend, whom I’ve never met, is going to send me her copy of the magazine!

As I’ve been ‘talking to myself’ for the last few minutes, it’s on my mind that I’ll maybe keep the blog after all!


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How to ‘Path’ the Time

Posted by berkeleyscot on January 24, 2009

I’ve spent far too much time recently, either sleeping (during the day) or feeling sorry for myself when I’m awake.

I’ve also spent far too much time playing ‘Pathwords’ on Facebook.

Pathwords is simply a word puzzle and the goal is to ‘collect’ as many words as possible, from a jumble of letters.

I enjoy word games, crossword puzzles, scrabble, etc. and I should enjoy Pathwords, but I’m not.  It’s simply something to do in the middle of the night when I wake up to find my sling strangling me and I can’t find a comfortable position.

I’ve read all the reviews I can find about Michelle’s inaugural outfits. I’ve hunted down as many people as I know on Facebook.  It’s good to know my friends are about to take naps or have just woken up from one.

So I turn to Pathwords.

It’s a strange game. It tells me that many common words in the English language are ‘not in the dictionary,’ but it accepts all the ‘rude’ words you can think of, or perhaps, don’t want to think of!

This doesn’t offend me, but looking for ‘rude’ words at 1am isn’t interesting.

But at least my sling isn’t a noose around my neck.

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Posted by berkeleyscot on January 15, 2009

I discovered Facebook  2 days ago.  I’m not sure if I need to post my every move, but I do like to know what everyone else is doing and where they are!

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