Because you get to "meet" SO many down-to-earth/cool/sweet/funny/thoughtful fellow bloggers, that's why!
[AND you can write however your heart desires. You can start sentences with the words and and because and not get points taken off for being grammatically incorrect. Woohoo!! Okay, so that may be a lame reason for excitement in your eyes, but you gotta understand where I'm comin' from. I took a bagillion English courses in college and was taught to analyze and reanalyze my writing to the point of madness. SO, I thoroughly enjoy not getting graded for these blog posts. Again, WOOHOO!!]
Back to my original point.
There are ever so many awesome blogs out there, and getting to know the [mostly] women behind these blogs has been so much fun.
You ladies have encouraged me in so many ways.
One post that recently hit home was written by Noelani over at Our Beautiful Little Journey. I read this post right.on.time.
It was about Facebook and the reasons why she recently decided to delete her account.
It was exactly what I needed to read in order to help solidify my decision to deactivate my account.
Facebook can be a great tool when used to build connections with people, but so often those online connections never amount to anything more than online connections. The end result? A world full of people who put very little effort into making real-life connections because they're too busy posting on their "friends'" walls.
You know something is clearly wrong when you see people (at church, work, school, etc) who are your friends on Facebook but never even say hello when they see you in person. Ummmm. HELLO? Is that a real friend or just a nosy person who wants to look through all your photo albums and read all your status updates? [I'm guilty of doing this very thing, which is why I needed to drop Facebook like a bad habit.]
Then there are those people you just feel completely obligated to be friends with. I'm sure you all know exactly what I'm talking about. You add them out of obligation, then you're stuck with them for the rest of your Facebook life.
Online interaction is great when you're actually building real deal relationships. Good things do come from communicating online. After all I did meet this studmeister via the internet!
The reason why blogging is so awesome is because so many of us pour our hearts into these posts, and there is always at least one other person out there who can relate... someone who says, "That's exactly what I needed to hear" or "I know exactly how you feel" or "I've been there and i'll pray for you to get through it like I did."
I encourage you all to reevaluate your online habits. Are they making your life better or worse?
Don't allow the internet to rob you of the joy of building true blue, real-life friendships.
Now, go delete your Facebook account!