It has been another week between posts! What is wrong with me? Can’t I think of interesting things to say about Mazatlán?
Well, yes… and no.
After living here more than three years I have to admit every impromptu parade or quirky item being carried on a bicycle doesn’t cause me to run for the camera anymore, it is just life as usual. Wonderful life as usual, but still.
I have to admit, too, that I am probably more involved in Facebook than I am in the blog lately. Former Mexico City blogger now living in Dallas, Jesus Chairez linked to an article on his Facebook status that is about blogging being on the decline. It made me think about my blogging habits lately.
Partly I am busy. We’re having a bunch of people over for Christmas dinner, snowbirds are back and there is more going on socially, the Mazatlán cultural calendar is in full swing, and I am having fun reading, knitting, sewing, and cooking. But it’s more than that. I love Facebook, really.
It’s so immediate, and it has been so wonderful in enhancing my knowledge of others and them of me. For example, here are a few things I have posted lately – that in the past might have been worked into some kind of blog post.
Paul’s daughter posted the picture at the top of the post on the subway wall in New York City. It’s an advertisement for visiting Mazatlán, with a picture of one of our most photographed streets, Angel Flores. Of course someone took some liberties with the photo as the water is on the wrong side but hey, we know we are special for being a historic city on the coast, and we’d like more people to visit, for sure! Of course I shared the picture on my wall. (Do I sound like I drank the Kool-aid?)
Then one day after the dogs had eaten I returned to the kitchen to find Coco having placed her plastic steak chew toy in her food dish. I thought it was funny, and so did lots of others.
I also got some comments when I decided to quit reading two of our local forums. It was my Christmas gift to myself, to take a year off from reading some of the most infuriating and thoughtless emails under the guise of being about Mazatlán. I can stay informed lots of other ways, and if I miss something because I don’t read the forums, you know what? I don’t care. Besides, most activities around town are on my radar because of Facebook, anyway!
I also enjoy interacting with a bunch of Mexico bloggers and former bloggers.
I’ve had a Facebook badge on the left side of the blog for a while now, and occasionally I get “friend requests” from people I don’t know. If you do read the blog and want to friend me, please include a message with the friend request or I might write back asking how I know you!
So this is a roundabout way of telling you that I’ve been two-timing the blog with Facebook. I do see a lot of fun stuff around town, though, and am going to be better about keeping you up to date!