Saturday, January 3, 2009

Facebook Flair

OK, so according to my stats there are like maybe 12 people who read my blog with any regularity. (Having sifted out those who find me by doing a Google search on "Frank Lloyd Wright" - whose name appeared in a post ONCE - and still leads people here for a 5 second peek. Also not counting my one reader in Manitoba, who lurks here on and off. Although I'd like to know who it is, I don't have any idea... they have never commented. But I'm sure it started with a Frank Lloyd Wright search.) Once I narrowed it down, I figured out that most of you (except Nana B) are on facebook. A site that I frequent often (hahahaha).

Facebook's greatest draw for me isn't finding friends, because I suck at that part of it. I am unable to find anyone from my past. I'm not kidding - no one. One person found me, so I can't count that as a victory for myself since she did all the work. I'm the only one at the gathering of the neighborhood coven who doesn't get to wonder, "How do I lurk on an old boyfriend's page without getting caught?", or "I found {insert name here}, who I thought was such a bitch in high school..." , or my favorite "I had to close my facebook account because there were just too many people wanting to be my friend..." because I can't find any of them. (And, perhaps worst of all? They certainly aren't looking for me.) I can only assume that I am too old for past associates to be tech savvy enough to use Facebook, OR they're all to tech savvy for me, and have figured out a way to cloak themselves from me. Either way? I have like 9 friends on facebook. Nine. Some of you have hundreds, I have nine. Not even Tom from Myspace has managed to find me, and I thought I could always count on Tom!

Anyway, my point - and I do have one - is that Facebook's GREATEST draw for me, since it isn't the social networking mecca for me that it seems to be for everyone else on earth, is Flair. I love flair. Love. Love. Love. It cracks me up... so I'm going to share you my four favorite pieces of flair to date. (Hoping that this will entice my other 3 readers to join facebook so I can have a couple more friends. I had no idea that it was so competitive out there for friends!)



...and if you don't get why flair is so great? You probably have more "friends" than I do.

Correction: I have 18 friends on facebook. EIGHTEEN. Beat that! (Oh, I see all of you already have.)

13 comments:

birdymunch said...

Hey so glad I could contribute to your favorite 'Flair'. There are also some other equally addictive applications on Facebook, check some out. For the record most of my friends are either family or people who I have added that I met on Facebook. Go figure, I'm not sure I really want any of those 'OLE' friends to find me anyway. I like my new ones. I am glad you have at least given it a chance.

OHN said...

I would love to be your FB friend but I am not allowed to have an account. My 18 year old told me I was forbidden. Damn kids.

Besides I was a nerd and nobody would be looking for me anyway..poor little old me.

Martha said...

I can easily ignore all requests for this that and the other thing...but a "so and so sent you FLAIR" notice and I"m just down right giddy.

I also enjoy the search for a nice piece of personalized flair. My favorite was when I found the "Hello My Name is Mrs. Hugh Jackman".

Me thinks I need to now find a "Hello, My Name is Mrs. Bon Jovi" for our newest friend to fall prey to the addiction that is facebook!

Dodi said...

Gimme 10 minutes and I'll have one to send to her!

Rumour Miller said...

I lurve facebook too... and I'm from Manitoba ;-)...

ganelle said...

Did anyone ever come up with the answer to "how do I lurk on my old boyfriends page?" I really want to know the answer to that one!

I need to find the flairs. I haven't figured that part out yet!

Nichole M said...

I love flair, too! I'm also hopelessly addicted to superpoke and my superpoke pet!

Vanessa said...

I love facebook but don't have tons of friends. I however cannot figure out the flair or the green patch plants. Scrabble? Any time! Love the Scrabble even if FB changed the name.

Jay said...

For the record Dodi, I read your blog, but in an RSS feed reader, so that's why you don't see Reno on your site stats very often.

Dodi said...

OK, perhaps NOT as pathetic as I think!

AMY BALAGNA said...

Facebook is like the internet Herpies. Once you have it, there's no going back...

tz said...

love flair and why haven't you sent me any on this post, I would so arrange in on my nifty cork board...like martha, flair is the one thing I won't ignore!

ganelle, you can only lurk on you ex's page if it's an open page, otherwise you have to suck it up and beg to be his friend....

As I have no ex boyfriends this has not been a problem ;)

Dodi said...

Rumour! You're my Manitoba friend? I'm so happy you cleared that up!! I had no idea you were in Canada - how did I miss that? I'm sure it's on your blog.

Ganelle: What Martha said. But, I'm sure if you spend enough time on internet research you can find a hack for this.

Amy, darling... then my neighbor, Mrs. Kravitz, is the Valtrex of the internet. She quit cold turkey. I'm not able to do that.

Nicole, thanks for the friend invite! I'm going to hunt Rumour down now and make her be my friend too!