Thinking of deactivating or deleting your Facebook account? This is a follow up on my post Freedom From Facebook in which I promised to share a few things about the process.
I’ll have to admit that I made up my mind: I didn’t just want my account to be on hold but instead I wanted to permanently delete it. So deactivation was not an option for me. If you are not ready for this permanent step, follow this link to deactivate your account.
For all others, please continue to read on…
- Once you have made up your mind: quit over-thinking if you really want to delete your account or not.
- Disconnect all apps that are connected to your FB account.
- Download any photos, posts, etc. — the ones you have not stored anywhere else but want to keep.
- Before you continue with point five, check all your devices, phones, computers and logout of your Facebook account on each of them (I’ll explain, see point 7)
- Stop looking for this well hidden page. Here is the link to start the process. It’s real simple!
- After you clicked on “delete my account” you will receive an email from Facebook telling you: If you did not request to permanently delete your account, please login to Facebook to cancel this request.
- During the next fourteen days do not click on any link that will go to a Facebook page. Resist it, just in case you have forgotten to logout from your account on that particular device, phone or computer. And, under no cirumstances, login to your Facebook account — because then you will need to start the process all over again (remember the words in the email you received)
For some this social media is the connection they keep with friends and family all over the world. For others it is a means to spread messages they find important. While to others it can become a burden or even an addiction; and still for others, like me, it just isn’t their cup of tea 😉
YOU decide what’s best for you and yours!
How exciting! The scale arrived just in time before the start of our new health and fitness program. After turning it on for the first time, it called for the matching app and a connection to the internet. The installation was not as frustration-free as getting it out of its packaging but I eventually managed it — then it was all set and ready to go.
There I went again: thrilled about what such a piece of new technology could do! I mean, think of it: it’s like having your own personal trainer at home — no monthly cost attached to it! The app will not only sync with the scale and save all the details, it has also been designed to show progress, to motivate, to reveal where adjustments need to be made.
The problem started when I discovered that my phone is too old and so many features of the app would not work with it. However, I was confident that the ones that do work will work okay — well, until the following day. See, the next morning, I turned on bluetooth and waited for my smart-phone to connect with the new device. But instead it kept telling me that it couldn’t find the scale. No matter what and how often I tried, the connection did not work.
Eventually, I gave up, put it away and went back on my good ol’ mechanical body scale — the one that made no fuss about showing my weight. 😉 True, it doesn’t have all these fancy extra features that the new one has. It doesn’t show my BMI, neither does it reveal my fat, muscle or bone mass, nor does it tell me more about the water in my body. However, it doesn’t need an app to function and, more importantly, it works all the time.
Monday last week our guest arrived: a four months old Beagle called Rufus. That little puppy brought new life and more action into our home. 🙂 Forget about the established routines and approved schedules — this little fellow is shaking our world at the moment. He is not our own and he will only stay until this evening and then things will get back to “normal” again 😉 However, besides a couple of hours reading, a few researches and some jotting down notes for my drafts I didn’t have much time to write last week. So please forgive me for this short post and look forward to one of my next posts when I share more details about How Rufus shook our world that week. 😉