Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Blog vs Facebook

Hace aproximadamente tres años por casualidad que comencé este blog. Fue por casualidad por que simplemente yo buscaba en Internet ideas que me ayudaran a llevar mis días como madre de gemelas. Fue fascinante llegar por casualidad al primer blog (McNulty Quads) y ver las cosas que ellas pasaban como padres de cuatrillizos. De allí en adelante fue llegando a diversos blogs en los cuáles las madres compartían sus peripecias diarias y entonces surge el mío. Muchas cosas han sido las que a través de estos años he aprendido en el mundo de los blogs e inclusive, he tenido la oportunidad de hacer buenas amigas a pesar de nunca habernos visto la cara, jaja. Ellas han estado allí cuando he necesito un consejo, una plegaria por la salud de un miembro de la familia, para hacerme reír, en fin, en buenas y malas. Le doy las gracias a ellas por estar allí cuando las necesito aunque sea a través de un correo electrónico.

Pero, últimamente el mundo de los blogs ha cambiado y aunque aún se encuentran buenos blogs para leer muchos de los que yo solía leer han dejado de existir, o al menos, una vez al año lo actualizan, otros son privados y en fin, son muchos los cambios. He notado que el cambio mayor se debe a Facebook ya que muchas han decidido contar sus historias allí. Yo entiendo que es mucho más fácil escribir una oración que toda una historia y eso no se le quito a nadie por que cada uno sigue sus gustos.

Aquí yo puedo leer y ver las anécdotas vividas durante los pasados años. También tengo la opción de imprimirlo y hacer nuestro libro de memorias pero más aún, puedo vivir las experiencias de otras personas mientras leo sus anécdotas diarias. Por eso, el blog seguirá siendo mi número uno.

Annie

Approximately three years ago by coincidence I started this blog. It was by coincidence because I was simply searching on the Internet ideas that would helped me with my task of being a mother of twins. It was fascinating to arrive to my first blog (McNulty Quads) and to read and see the things that happened to this parents of quadruplets. From there I found many other blogs in the which the mothers shared their daily vicissitudes and then I started writing mine. I have learned many things through these years in the world of blogs and inclusive, I have had the good opportunity to make friends in spite the fact that we have never seen our faces, ha ha. They have been there when I need an advice, a prayer for the health of a member of the family, to make me laugh, in short, in good and bad. I thank them for being there when I need them although is just through an e-mail.

But ultimately, the world of blogs has changed. Although they are still some good blogs out there to read, many of the ones that I used to read have been gone, or at least, they are updated just once a year. Others are now private blogs, in short, thare has been many changes. I have noted that the greater change has been because of Facebook, since many have determined to write their stories there. I understand that is a lot more easy to write a single sentence than a whole story. I am not against this because each one has it's preferences.

Here (in the blogs) I can read and see the anecdotes lived during the passed years. Also I have the option to print it and to do our memories book, but more still, I can live the experiences of other people while I read their daily anecdotes. Therefore, blogs will continue to be my number one.

Annie

5 comments:

Teri M said...

I think they both serve a great purpose....I plan to continue doing both!

Malena said...

I agree. Some of the blogs I used to read no longer fill a purpose for me. It seems the older the kids get the need to blog gets less. Also, I struggle with what is appropriate to share on blogs - for the sake of my kids' integrity and privacy. Facebook drives me crazy, really. I recently "got rid" of 200 "friends".

Raising Z said...

are you on Facebook Annie?? I really like both but I am glad you are here to stay. I was afraid you were saying "good-bye"!

Jeremi said...

i like facebook for the quickness but i love blogs for the details, and how they can be made into memory books. same as you : ) so glad you're continuing with your blog!!

have a wonderful wednesday : )

The Smiths said...

I'm like Jeremi...Facebook for quickness and blogs for details.

most of my family doesn't have facebook, so the reason to continue with the blog.

I just need to provide more time for blogging.