Life With Facebook
If you’re like me, you’re spending a lot of time on Facebook. I’ve been wondering, “Is this a good thing or a bad thing?” I can recall when it first began to creep into my life. I know it was around Atlanta 2010 when I met my new friend Elizabeth Oram, a gal from petgroomer.com. We were both interested in grooming cats and struck up an immediate friendship. We began skypeing on Sunday morning in our pajamas as we studied for cat grooming exams. It was the first time I really got to meet the ladies from CATS – The Cape and Tiara Society, the gang from the Groomers Lounge. The Internet seemed basic but then…. the universe exploded and along came Facebook.
The Social Aspect: Where else but Facebook can you find so many intelligent and interesting people and then have the opportunity to meet them in person traveling to the grooming conventions? You CAN build relationships on the Internet. That’s what I do. Or you can lurk. Lurk is defined as: “To read but not contribute to the discussion in a newsgroup, chat room, or other online forum.” You can be as outgoing or as shy as you like and build your own community.
The Educational Aspect: Since I am the Moderator on Go Mobile And Groom and read other related groups I find that that people in these groups are into learning about grooming. Every topic is a discussion. The threads are long. The questions and answers fly and the learning is fast and furious. It’s like having access to hundreds of minds when you ask about anything. The topics are so varied. Everyone is knowledgeable.
The Down Side: Some people believe Facebook is a time-eater but I look on the bright side. When I am on Facebook talking with groomers about grooming, I consider that a good use of my time. I am working. I may be posting. I may be lurking but I feel I am using my time wisely because I am furthering my education within a social setting. Sounds good to me!
Many people who couldn’t understand what Facebook is all about have now become fans. Yes, you can love it. Sometimes, you can hate it, but it’s fun. While you are learning about grooming you can also be a little bit nosey… you can get to know people in a whole new light. That’s the hook! Facebook gives you the opportunity to meet others from all over the world with the same interests as you do as you connect with people from every walk of life wherever you go.