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Oct 23 2013

Mayim Bialik Takes on the Haters

By at 12:01 pm

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Not that I read comments on Facebook. Or Twitter. Because that just plain old brings me down. And it once caused me to impose a Facebook strike on myself which has continued, if to a lesser extent, to this day.

But I might have seen some comments about a few things that I do want to address. It involves what I “tweet” about or post about here on Kveller.com. Maybe. And they might warrant a response or three.

Complaint #1

Mayim Bialik is too self-promoting.

Response

Um…yeah. It’s what Facebook and Twitter can be used for. I don’t use either for my personal life. I don’t have any friends from high school or even my BFF who I communicate with on Facebook or Twitter. I don’t see friends’ pictures on Facebook from their glorious vacations or see their cute kids with avocado on their faces via the internet. I don’t use it for that because it’s overwhelming and I am a fuddy-duddy and I have too many things to do to spend more time on the internet. I promise. Read the rest of this entry →

Nov 5 2012

Staying Off Facebook for Election Week (And Probably Longer…)

By at 12:31 pm

After a series of comments and discussions on my Facebook page about things ranging from vaccinations, breastfeeding, circumcision, and the opaqueness of the tznius clothing I wear, I decided to take a sort of break from Facebook.

This was several months ago, and it’s been good and bad. The good is that I’m less fixated on who’s saying what about me, I have more time on my hands (even since my accident when only one hand has been working for the most part), and I’m less stressed about public opinion, as it were. The bad is that I miss sharing articles I find interesting and thought provoking. I miss that kind of interaction in a positive way, but mostly I’m grateful to not have interaction in a negative way. Read the rest of this entry →

May 30 2012

Following Up On My Facebook Break

By at 2:04 pm

social media keyboardWow. I posted that I need a break from Facebook, and I and Kveller and the entire Universe alike have been astounded by how upset and concerned people have been… There have been posts here by our very own Jordana Horn and really touching emails from friends and family I had not heard from personally in so long, since they were used to HEARING ABOUT MY LIFE FROM FACEBOOK AND NOW HAD TO ACTUALLY BE IN TOUCH TO DO SO!

Who knew me taking a break (not playing hard to get, I promise!) would elicit, “Come back I miss you I love you don’t go I need you”!? If only I had this power over the men I have wanted to love me. But that’s another story. Read the rest of this entry →

May 24 2012

Taking a Major Break from Facebook So I Don’t Have a Major Breakdown

By at 11:52 am

facebook hate buttonThis is going to be the post that people speak of if God forbid I ever have a mini-breakdown, or a major one for that matter.

It’s been a long week. It’s been a long few weeks. It’s been a big couple of months.

My book came out in March which was very hectic and fun and good. Then TIME magazine came out and a whole new set of publicity was thrust at me. CNN and NPR Affiliates and Anderson Cooper came calling, and there were all of these amazing opportunities to talk about my book, about the natural physiology of mammalian parenting, and breastfeeding. It’s good. But it’s also led to a tremendous amount of negative comments and insults being hurled at me through articles written about me, or referencing me. I wrote about it here, because it’s kind of been intense in my world. Read the rest of this entry →

About Mayim

Mayim Bialik is the grandchild of immigrants from Eastern Europe and the mother of two young boys. She is best known for her lead role in the 1990s NBC sitcom Blossom, as well as her current role as Amy Farrah Fowler on CBS' The Big Bang Theory.

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