I’ve been on Facebook over a year. There are tons of things I don’t get, like why stuff isn’t in post date order. I can scroll down my page and old posts are mixed with new which I have seen repeatedly. Enough already.
I get amused by the targeted marketing too. That sweater I just looked at is staring at me on the right. (I had to google some items when I read Fifty Shades of Gray and was terrified that these…ummm…appliances would haunt me forever!)
Then there is the posting dilemma. WordPress automatically posts my blogs (thank you WP!). I know how to share from other people. Posting a picture from my phone has me stymied.
That’s not the right word. I sort of know how to do it but strange things happen. I’m sure it’s all ID-10-T error. (I know — so hard to believe!)
To start this story you need to know we had eight inches of snow last Friday night. (Yeah, bah humbug!) It interfered with my Saturday Starbucks run which was delayed for three hours (yes, I was on life support!)
To help recovery I got two drinks. Wahoo! I save that for very special days. (I can hear you judging me. Hush!)
A message box popped into my head. It said wouldn’t it be humorous to post this so my local friends can laugh at my coffee addiction. (I always like to make people laugh – one way or the other).
I took a photo on my phone of my Starbucks cup or so I thought.
I have this new phone that’s much smarter than me. I did something wonky and it was a video, mostly of the blank countertop. However…I didn’t realize it at the time. (Note to self – when you see a start arrow on a photo, it’s a video, duh!)
I click the Facebook icon on my camera. Up comes the place where you write a message. I can type 120 words a minute on my computer but I do two words a minute on my phone and sometimes (most times) they are misspelled. After painfully typing eleven words, I sent it off.
I went to my Facebook page and there was the stupid blank video. Delete, delete, delete.
Try again. Painful typing. Poof, everything disappears before I can click send. Where did it go? Checked FB. No photo or message. Nothing. Nowhere. It’s in lost message heaven. (Some of my best work is there.)
Not doing that again. My friends will have to laugh at someone else.
Not to be a Debbie Downer, I do enjoy Facebook. I can connect with family that I don’t routinely see. I love tracking what they are into.
One of my nieces I rarely see. That side of the family is distant and I never really got to know her. We connect through Facebook. She is a wonderful person who is going to move to Florida as soon as her obligations allow. She has the ‘pet gene’ that runs rampant in my gene pool (but only one dog so we must work on that – we are a multiple pet family. No one does onesies!). It’s been wonderful to have this chance to connect.
I wonder if there is an advantage to coming last in any alphabetical line up?