After months of thinking “I might delete my Facebook account one day, I’m just not sure. . . ” (as if it were a decision on the scale of buying a house), I finally did it. I pulled the plug on Facebook!
Thankfully, Facebook does have the option to back up all your data (including pictures!).
I’m hoping to use other ways of communicating with friends that won’t tempt ME to waste SO MUCH TIME! Good grief. I was tired of watching myself sit down after work to “check things out” and surface an hour later with blurry eyes. My life has GOT to show for more than that.
Since I opened my Facebook account when I was 17, I had over 650 friends. Troubling. Really, I don’t know 650 people. I maybe know 100 people and only talk to 25 on a regular basis. I also deactivated my account to bow out of the numbers game.
And finally, I do think that Facebook can be used to have real, genuine, and meaningful conversations with people. I just noticed that the people I ALREADY have real, genuine, and meaningful conversations with were the ones I Facebooked all the time. In that sense, Facebook just seemed redundant. I know myself and I know my legit friends – the friends who lend a hand on moving day or stop to pray for you during a tough time.
Not sure why I chose to blog about deactivating Facebook . . . maybe because my goal is to write more this year. Without Facebook, I now have time to write more than status updates!