Today is about my experience with posting images on Facebook of cats. I love cats, and I’m not a pet owner because I can’t afford one, and my space is limited. There’s no need for me to have any pets if I can’t take care of them properly. Pet’s cost money and need all the TLC I could give them. Cat pics make me smile and laugh a bit. Needless to say I went a bit overboard with sharing the kitty pics a few times, and calmed down a bit. I think two in a day is more than enough, unless I think it’s really, really funny. I do think the images are fun and silly. Otherwise I wouldn’t share them with friends. i get the impression they mean much more (or less) to others who see them.
These aren’t the only pic/memes I post. Many of the images/memes in my feed deal with being drunken, lazy, general goofiness, rudeness, puns, etc. I also post news pieces, my blogs updates, and personal blogs about unemployment (which gets weighty a lot), and make status updates that range from goofy to food updates. I will also leave comments of encouragement/support on your page (text) if you’re feeling down. In many ways I strive to be entertaining with a little bit of info, and a few political posts.
A few people, from time to time ask me directly about the cat posts: “Why do I post them, it’s a lot, or where is this coming from” type of questions. I found it odd since I posted equally about being drunk, lazy, and generally falling into a fake debauchery. ASIDE: Anyone who knows me will tell you, you have to hold your liquor to drink with me, and if you can’t, adios.
So I wonder if the pics are serious to others when they are fun for me? It doesn’t mean I should stop posting pics? If that was the case, why not stop posting altogether, quit Facebook, and for that matter quit all social networks? Why not stop writing? The fact remains that not everyone’s going to like everything I write, post, or discuss. I’ve seen that many times in the past. Questions are natural, even if people aren’t on the same wavelength.
It could be that sometimes a cat is a damn cat, and no one wants to see it, no matter how cute it is. Well some people don’t want to see them. I could be wrong. It’s happened before.
Someone once asked me,”how can you write about drugs when you haven’t used them before?”
I replied, “I’m gonna write about a murder too, and I haven’t killed anyone either.” I am not my posts, even though I have my reasons to bring a smile about, and I can’t expect others to “get me” when I post anything. My goal was to make people laugh, and the joke doesn’t reach all. I will say that in my defense, if included cat pics on ALL my social networks and cat facts daily, then I WOULD have an issue. That, or I was a cat/pet advocate.
Now if I want to get off the net and write, I won’t argue with that line of thinking.