When I first joined Facebook I didn’t have a photo. Why didn’t I have a photo -you ask. The reason: I had absolutely no idea how to download, up load or side load one. I also had no friends except for my offspring and some of their friends. I am sure they were less than delighted when they discovered that I had joined.
I signed up under my pen name, and not too many people know me by that name. Also most of my contemporaries who are aware who E.P. Snider really is have absolutely no interest in being part of Facebook. Those that do 
use it only to keep tabs on their kids.
I must admit that my initial intention was to use social media strictly as a marketing tool for my writing. However, I too quickly discovered it was a great way to to see what was going on in the lives of my adored children and grandchildren.
I am sure I am on their restricted list for not sharing certain info–but that is okay because I don’t always want to share everything with them. What they don’t know– can’t hurt! 
I discovered some unexpected bonuses. I reconnected with a favourite former baby sitter for my children who resides in England. It was nice to learn that she is a mother and grandmother. I also reconnected with former playmates of my kids who now live in California. Through them I reestablished contact with their parents. We now email and enjoy telephone conversations.
Gradually I am accumulating more Facebook friends. I had a friend request from a name I didn’t recognize. I clicked on the name and discovered it was a dog. Maybe he or she is attracted to my grand dog who now shares my Facebook photo. 
I have a confession. I am finding Facebook quite additive.

About epsnider

EP Snider’s dream came to fruition when she published a book at age 69. She continues to share her thoughts and stories with a humorous twist on Wordpress and Facebook.
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