Still here

As we all know, I went through a little blog crisis the other day, but as I recently commented on my last post, I will not be quitting my blog. But I do have to say that I’ve been doing some serious thinking on this whole blog/facebook/myspace/twitter stuff. I can’t help to think that it is all a lot of pretend relationships. I know that there are valid friendships that you keep up with on facebook, but how much time I’ve wasted looking at people’s lives that I will never even have a conversation with is embarrassing and disturbing. Especially because in that time I could ACTUALLY be investing in someone who I do know or am in a real relationship with. I’m not saying that I am going to quit reading blogs completely or stop facebook or myspace, because I do enjoy those things, I just need to get back to the real world a bit!

So to end on a positive note, here is a picture we saw today while out walking around in The Hague."Not here."


  1. Ann on September 27, 2008 at 7:54 pm

    You’ve made some great observations in this post. This is a breakthrough. May we all learn from this.

  2. Diane on October 7, 2008 at 10:17 pm

    Wow Jen, your right. I too sit on Facebook checking out other peoples pages and messages.
    Why? Because I’m snoopy, that’s why.
    Your post was an eye opener. I have to say though, I will continue to read your blog and more than likely, Facebook too. 🙂
    I will however try to remember to value and take care of my friendships.

  3. Svest on October 10, 2008 at 9:12 am

    Does that dog cement piece say “Not here” in Dutch?
    It just seems like it would say that. Like telling the dogs not to crap there. Sorry..>I know you wrote about something else…but I am hung up on that picture.

  4. Jen on October 10, 2008 at 2:06 pm

    Thanks for the comments!

    And YES! It does say that! Isn’t it awesome!?!?

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