When I was an officer, I started my Facebook page in 2009 and it was pretty inactive. It was about three years later the department came out with a policy and that changed all of us. We really had to watch it.
Then one day in 2013, I moved to another state in the near south and I was a cop no longer. I used social media somewhat and then it exploded in use around 2014. The gates of Fargo hath opened! All hell broke loose and so did my mouth through my fingers. Then I reigned it...then I let it out. It's kind of like the Kentucky Derby now..balls to the walls.
It's a daily check in. It's a crutch!
But then I might miss something. Oh, I have to share this! I am so tired of people telling me they are throwing up. Visuals! No food pics...I'm hungry. Wow, they look great! Oh, cute babies! Someone died. Erg. Selfies!
My blog favorites! News. Oh, the world is going to hell in a hand basket. The Rock. Hot. Tom Hardy. Drool. Kardashians! Ick. NOOOOooooo! Another fallen officer. Ugh. Protesters. Gun news. Latest and greatest reviews. False narrative agendas all over and divisive society. Cute bunnies! Oh, look at that puppy.
See how that works? It's internet crack. How would we live without it? Don't you wish you could go back to the good old days sometimes?
That way I don't get to wear an orange jumpsuit and feel like shit afterward.
So I wrote this piece. What do you think?
Sometimes I should tone it down on social media. But then what fun is that?