I’ve had an account with Facebook before but it never used to be my cuppa tea. However, after being advised to sign up with this social media again because it would draw a lot more people to my website and blogs, I went there again beginning of this year. I’ve really given it another try but it’s still not my kind of thing and so I decided to delete my account.
No more worries about neglecting to read and/or like important posts or forgetting to view pictures of family and friends; showing compassion by meeting and praying with friends person-to-person instead of on Facebook; and, of course, spending more time on more significant things instead of going through endless post updates and/or typing and posting each thought and update on my (personal) life… that’s what Freedom from Facebook means to me.
Even though I’m a woman and women tend to talk more than men — maybe that’s why Facebook is more of a “women’s thing” — I do prefer Twitter. To be honest, contrary to FB posts, I don’t feel like I’ve missed out on a whole lot if I didn’t have a chance to read all the latest Tweets. It’s always been a challenge, using only 140 characters (up to 280 these days) for a message. On the other side, it forces us to think and omit needlesss words — which is good training for writers 😉
For all of you who are thinking about deactivating or deleting their Facebook account I will do another post shortly to give you some tips on that — stayed tuned.
Happy New Year!