Farewell, Facebook

At least for now, I am taking a vacation from Facebook — news many of my family and friends won’t believe. And when — if — I go back, I plan to greatly narrow down my list of friends.

My problem isn’t with Facebook. The problem is I don’t like the way I have allowed it to consume my time. I have allowed it to cause rifts in my family, maybe cost me a good friendship and irritate me when the Buster Blockers of my Facebook world are trying to jerk my chain.  My addiction to Facebook has become more trouble than it is worth and I aim to take control. My time will be better spent reading books, magazines and newspapers.

And besides, any thing worth saying is better said here or in the columns of news and commentary available to me in my job.

Facebook will just have to get along without me — at least for now.

6 thoughts on “Farewell, Facebook

  • WOW- big decision. I will miss your links to country songs on FB……..many times they have brought a smile to my face!!
    Guess I will just have to keep up with you here!!!! Also, reading your commentary in the Journal!!!

  • Don’t worry, Danelle. I’ll come back. I just need a break. I’ve been frustrated lately by too many things and just need to simplify a bit. Maybe I’ll just have to recommend some music here, too.

    I do appreciate your friendship and encouragement.

  • Lori, I’m not sure yet. For now, I’m just not going to go to it. For at least the rest of this week and through the weekend, I’m going to prove to myself that I don’t need Facebook. Beyond that, I’m not sure.

  • Good for you! I’ve tried that at various times – with various degrees of success – with computer solitaire and freecell games. I always give them up for Lent, and once stayed away for at least a year. Alas, I keep relapsing…

  • Too bad I’m on “vacation.” This is a great quote — one I would have posted: Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves. — Carl Gustav Jung, Swiss psychiatrist (1875-1961).

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