Wednesday, February 22, 2012

3 AM

In a previous post I mentioned I've been waking up around 3 am with worry on my brain. So, here it is 3 am again and I've decided instead of trying to go to sleep I would do something productive. What am I worrying about this time? I've been banned from Facebook! Yes, little old me. One of the nicest people you'd ever want to meet. (you can stop laughing now) But, really I don't know what has happened. Something about my IP address or my ISP server or my abusive behavior or my spam or . . . . fill in the blank. I've tried to contact them. They are not a very social group. Weird huh? They state in the form I had to fill out, they don't answer all e-mails. Great. Because I can't log on, I can't get to their help page, which I'm sure is very helpful - wink, wink. I looked up their phone number and about fell out of my chair when the recorded voice said "We are an Internet based company, therefore we don't answer the phone." Well then why do you have a phone number?

This has been one of the most frustrating weeks of my life. You may be asking yourself, so what? You lived without Facebook before. While that is true, I've come to love Facebook. I've discovered old friends and made new ones. I've used it to keep up with news and current events. I use it a lot to stay in contact with my writer friends and I am an administrator for one of my writing group's Facebook page. Lord knows what is happening with that. And I've become a farmer. My crops are withering on the vine as we speak. I ought to charge Facebook for my lost crops when and if I'm ever deemed worthy of joining them again. I'm actually going through a grieving process. I've been angry, sad, depressed and angry again. And apparently now, I'm losing sleep over it.
So what is your favorite social media? Or do you save yourself all the grief and stick to e-mail or even snail mail? Oh, and any suggestions about what I should do to clear this whole thing up, would be greatly appreciated. Good-bye until my next sleepless night (which may be tonight).


  1. Barbara Kerr--THompsonFebruary 22, 2012 at 10:36 AM

    I'm so glad to read your post but it stinks that you have been "banned".........has to be a glitch in the system. What a hassle to resolve...geesh!
    I'm glad to do anything on my end to help.

    Since it is Ash Wednesday, this is an appropriate segue as I gave up FB one year for Lent. It was interesting. I went thru some of the same emotions that you described. Ultimately, however, I found myself happier at the end of the 40 days. I did wander back and am hopelessly hooked again to Facebook, too.

    Since this link was posted on FB, maybe the internet saints are looking down favorably on you today. Sure hope so!

    Miss you, Tillie.

  2. I told you you should try Google Plus. ;)

    My husband goes through the same thing with FB. I think they just like to pick on people. I've never had this issue, but I wouldn't be surprised if it didn't happen to me in the future because it's just my luck.

    Hope we get you back soon. At least your Twitter still posts to your FB so I knew you had a new blog up.

  3. That is so weird. I've never heard of anyone being kicked off of FB. Guess that makes you UNIQUE!!! What a pain, though. I, too, love FB. It's great to keep up with friends and family you don't see often. Hope you get back on soon.