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A love letter to G+:

Dear Google+,

The puppy love phase is over and I’m beginning to wonder where we’re going with all this. It was fun discovering all the new things about you and meeting your friends, but I need more than just “something new”. I want to feel the excitement I had when we first met. You know, that tingling feeling you got every time I posted something on your stream? I feel like our love is starting to fade…

If we’re going to make our relationship work I need to know that you’re going to be around for a while. I need to know that you care about me and want to support me. Most of all I want those sweet nothings. They may not seem like much, but they keep things exciting and keep me coming back. I want you to want me to come back. Where are the frivilous points for checking in with you or getting +1′s? I want to know how well connected I am with you and how much progress I’ve made. Give me a sign, a progress bar, or something!

You have the potential to be the greatest thing in my life. You have Places, Streams, Alerts, Calendars, Picasa, Huddles, Hangouts, Documents and those sexy Circles. I was so excited to see how you put them all together and really make them work together. But I just feel like you’re not as excited as I am. You certainly don’t show it. I want you to show me how excited you are and be excited to have me come back.

Right now, I’m just not sure if I want to see you when I wake up every morning. I miss the chase and the games we played; discovering new things together. Those were the moments I really enjoyed.

I’m not breaking up with you Google+, but some things need to change. I need to know you’re committed to me. I want to know we have a future together. It’s time to shit or get off the pot, otherwise I’m going to spend more time with my exes, Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook. At least they put out.

Your Beloved,

Merlin U Ward

Too soon? … Never too soon.