It’s been over a month since I made the life changing decision to deactivate my Facebook. Okay, so maybe life changing is a bit of a stretch, but still.
I thought that after a Facebookless month, I’d have a really dramatic post to write, but I fear that’s not the case. That said, I felt like some things could be addressed:
- Leaving Facebook is a humbling experience. I’ve learned that I do not have 1,015 friends in real life. In fact, it’s more like, 15 [on a good day.]
- When I do get back on Facebook, I will be going through a severe friend purge.
- Being off Facebook has made me even more aware of the Facebook culture. At least once a day someone says to me: Did you see what so-and-so posted on Facebook?!?!?!?
- When you remind said person that you aren’t on Facebook, you will [without a doubt] receive an eye-roll.
- 3 divorces, 12 pregnancies, and 8 million blog posts have been posted about this past month, and I missed all of them.
- Buzzfeed is so much more entertaining than Facebook.
- I have genuinely stopped caring about pointless shit happening in other people’s lives.
- Instagram is the perfect fix for me. I get to share little things, and I love seeing other people’s pictures.
- I love getting to hear stories first hand, rather than seeing them on Facebook and then half dozing when I hear about them in real life.
- Everyone’s main concern was where they’d be able to see Penny pics. No, nothing about me – just my big dog. So I post about her here and here.
- On our anniversary, we got so many texts! That is way, way better than someone writing on my Facebook wall.
- My mission of talking and connecting with the important people in my life has been accomplished. I despise talking on the phone, but I’ve gotten better at it! I even sent a few handwritten letters this month.
- It’s even been an exercise in scaling back what I share on the blog and on other social media avenues. We’ve had exciting things come and go in the past month, and it’s been nice just sharing them with the people involved. Does that make sense?