I don't think I am alone in the fact that Facebook has become my default time waster. When I have a minute or two in between things, I mindlessly look over Facebook, not looking for anything in particular. Then one of two things happen: I leave it just as bored as I was before I opened it, or I get caught up in something worthless and waste a lot of time on it. Maybe one in ten times I actually communicate with someone or do or read something worthwhile.
So I decided I am going to try a new experiment: Facebook Friday. In theory, I will avoid checking Facebook except on Friday (unless I actually need to communicate with someone, like a family member who is more likely to check Facebook than answer my calls, though I am not naming any names there). Then I will post whatever cool/funny/worthless things that strike my fancy.
So here is my first Facebook Friday:
1. I entered to win a gift card from Brickyard Buffalo, the cute daily deal site started by my SIL's sister and where my BFF is a vendor.
2. I offered to lend our digital scale for our local Pinewood Derby. Something useful! That is the one redeeming virtue of Facebook; I find out about what is going on with people and how I can help.
3. Read lots of status updates about the weather (75 degrees in SoCal, -10 in Vernal, UT, "Wicked cold" in Boston).
4. Saw a lot of pictures of other people's kids.
5. Someone I knew in high school is having a girl.
6. It's Trafficking Awareness Month. Check out the story on CNN. Someday I want to volunteer or work for an organization that represents trafficking victims.
7. People complaining about Obama, complete with sacrilegious magazine covers.
8. Lots of complaints about gun conrol.
9. Someone linked to this blog post about mothering and being enough. It is awesome.
10. More grumpy cat.