Post 550: Facebook feed

I don’t know why, exactly, but this accidental juxtapositioning of two posts on my Facebook feed this morning tells a bigger, funnier story than the two separate images.

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Post 505: Facebook…meh!

I am tired of Facebook. There is something insidious about a mix of cute kittens and virulent diatribes against a US President no matter what he does: Where is the balance?

I’m tired of it. And I’m taking a time out from liking, posting, or commenting on that site. To those people who follow what I post there, this blog will continue to appear on Facebook because I set that share up as an automatic thing. For the duration, though, I won’t be around to respond to comments or questions.

Yeah, I like the kitty pictures. This one comes from Classical Music Humor.

Yeah, I like the kitty pictures. This one comes from Classical Music Humor.

I’ll miss the cute kitties.

๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

UPDATED: Interestingly enough, my readership total went from 321 this morning to 304 after I posted this to Facebook. Let’s see how low we can drop it. Time of this observation: 8/21/14 at 8:47 AM.

header

I changed the header on this blog. I have no issue with the old header. I always liked its playful quality. I just felt a need to move beyond it.

The new header is more moody, perhaps, or thoughtful. That’s a bigger part of me than the playful side. I know it bothers people sometimes when I say this, but it is exactly how I feel: I like being alone, but hope people don’t confuse that with being lonely! Besides, with two Persian kittens running around, growing up on me, I haven’t time to be lonely!

My commitment for 2012 is to swamp my blog with new videos, photos, and comments. I recently dropped out of Daily Booth to free up time for this, not to mention remove myself from the company of some tedious people.

I note there are many people on Daily Booth I still make the effort to stay in contact with because they are brilliant, imaginative, thoughtful, beautiful, articulate, mature people, the sort of people I enjoy and hope to have in my life.

Finally, I feel a need to spruce this old home up after a long spell concentrated on Daily Booth boothings. It suits me better here. It takes a bit of effort to play with me here, so I know that only the best of the people I’ve met on the internet will take the time. Of course, I’m on Facebook and google+ (which baffle me). I’m not exactly in hiding.

HERE IT IS FOR ONE LAST TIME!

addiction

I followed a link the other day, a seriously addictive one.

DailyBooth. You hear of it? It’s sort of a Twitter, I guess, only you post a daily photo of yourself. Failure to do so results in an e-mail letting you know “it’s time to post a new photo”.

Yes! A new photo.

"Leaf me alone!"
“Leaf me alone!”

On one hand, I hate taking self portraits. Seems retarded and self-defeating for a guy so anti-photo. On the other, I have a sweet new Gravatar because I had to come up with something “fresh” to satisfy the addiction! (Look to the right- I’m wearing an orange shirt with a weggie slogan on it.)

I’ve never been a happy person in front of a camera, though I’ve often been the person behind one. Strategy, you know: Can’t be photographed (theoretically…) if you have the locked and loaded camera.

Then comes DailyBooth. And webcams!

Erm. Maybe a little preliminary build up. Zack Scott. He lives in Oklahoma, is married to Ashley, has two cats (Otto and Egon), and a tiny chihuahua that is the object of cleaning by one of the cats (Egon). Cleaning a la cat tongue.

Izzy actively seeks this service out ~ yeah.

Yeah, Izzy also likes catnip mice ~ don’t judge, don’t judge!

I’m seriously off track here. I think it is the Twitter ~ DailyBooth mind set short circuiting both my attention span and several layers of mental acuity. I mean, you know of my other addiction to Japanese cat videos. It’s documented. It’s fierce. I even have a “Favorite” link to Maru the “jump in the box” cat featured in an earlier blog. What? Oh yes! You want me to snap out of it and get to the point. If there is one for this paragraph, let alone the whole blog.

Watch this Zack Scott classic video while I try to figure out where I am!

The trail, as best I can determine, is that I followed Zack Scott on YouTube. He started a second or third channel for lighter stuff (animal videos I’m addicted to) called “Zack Scott’s Fun Club”. He set up a link to another activity on Facebook, then to PhotoBooth.

All is a blur. PhotoBooth! Staying up all night checking out who’s posted a new photo. Accumulating a few followers, finding people you want to follow! If you don’t think we are pack animals, sign up for DailyBooth.

There’s a bit of voyeurism in it. Some stalking. Leads to new masters of video, which Zack Scott is. Friendships? I hesitate to call them that, yet many people do become genuine friends through these social networking sites. A little bit creepy. Entertaining. And addictive!

(At the ends of the videos, there’s a place to subscribe to Zack Scott videos. Do it! Zack Scott establishes American cat videos as equal to all the Japanese cat videos posted on YouTube. Don’t try to fight the addiction!)