So I’ve been thinking of getting rid of Facebook. I know, it’s crazy!! How will I live?? But honestly, I just don’t want it anymore.
I’ve spent the last few years pretty addicted to it. I remember finally being able to join (since my school didn’t have an email address) and it felt great to add everyone. And now a days, I’m so addicted I have to check it a few times a day. Having it on my phone really doesn’t help either. Every time I get a spare minute, I’m checking it.
I mean, it has its good points. I can keep up with friends I’d be otherwise out of touch with, I can be a part of the events, I can see pictures. I can update people on what I’m up to, I can keep up to date on products, shows, and celebrities I like.
But logically, I can do all that without it. The friends I would otherwise be out of touch with?? Well, it’s not like we talk and hang out. So does it matter?? I’d still be invited to the events and things, it’d just be through texts or emails. If people want to know what I’m up to, they can (gasp!!) call me. As for products and celebrities…well, I don’t care enough.
Not to mention, everyone puts the same links, the same pictures, the same statuses…all the same.
I just feel that at this point in my life, Facebook just brings me down. I’m not doing much in my life – not working, back at home, nothing interesting happening – and everyone on Facebook can see that. As much as I love (or at least like) the people I have on there, and I wish them well and happiness and everything, I don’t want to see how successful and traveled and awesome everyone is while I sit in my room at my mom’s. Plus, it really sucks that my boyfriend will add his ex-girlfriends but not me. That really hurts, to be honest. Not to mention, I’m not physically at my best either, and until I fix it, I really hate the idea of having a profile, with pictures and updates and shit.
So maybe I’ll try it for a little while. No FB won’t kill me, right?? Let’s hope not. In fact, I think it’ll be good. I’ll still have Twitter (which I don’t really use) and I still have my blogs. And Pinterest. And LinkedIn. And Foursquare. So I guess I’ll still be connected to the online social world.
You know, I feel better already. So I guess I’ll give it a try and see how it goes. Maybe it’ll stick…or maybe I’ll be back on in a week. Who knows?? Maybe it’ll be good for me. I’ll keep you posted.
- Life Without Facebook ~ A View From Gen Y #3 (bloombergmarketing.blogs.com)
- It’s True: You Have Too Many Facebook ‘Friends’ (readwriteweb.com)
- Divorcing Facebook (ridingtheifcrazytrain.wordpress.com)
- Stepping off the Facebook Soapbox (troyvale.wordpress.com)