Reasons I Still Haven’t Joined Facebook

In case you cared, here they are:

Afraid that I will not be able to come up with interesting status updates like:  “Eating a sandwich now.”  Or  “Not eating a sandwich.  Maybe tomorrow.”  Or  “We are out of pickles, which would have gone well with a sandwich.”

Not able to find a flattering photo of me to use as a profile pic.

Afraid of who may find me on Facebook.  (No, I mean really afraid.)

Worried that only old people use Facebook now, because that’s what happened to blogs and Twitter.

I understand Facebook could become something of a “time-waster.” 

Family photos posted to FB will show how hideous-looking my kids are compared to everyone else’s gorgeous, perfect, photogenic children.  Yet all they seem to do is take pictures of themselves.

I don’t like being “Poked.”

I’m afraid my kids won’t “Friend” me.

Afraid my kids WILL “Friend” me.

Can’t lie about what I am doing on a Saturday night if I “check in” somewhere without really thinking about it.

Russia could infiltrate and surreptitiously influence our future elections, thereby causing democracy to die, plunging our country and others around the world to descend into totalitarian control.

I know, ridiculous, right?

And the number 1 reason not to go on Facebook:

Some people think it has become “too political.”

Well LOL! (as the kids say–although they will deny EVER saying that).

I have news for you: these days merely drawing breath has become political.

So what should I do?

(NOTE: This was my dilemma in 2012. I guess you know how it all worked out for me regarding Facebook. Good thing none of these predictions came true.)