Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Goodbye FB... for now?

Yes, I finally deactivated my Facebook account a couple of hours ago. I have been contemplating in doing so a hundred times even before the "timeline" got me. But procrastination and other things stop me from doing that very drastic decision. Then, after chatting with a former HS classmate earlier I just thought - oh well, what a heck, I think I want to deactivate my account. [No, it has nothing to do with my former HS classmate, I love her dearly.] And without second thoughts I hit the "deactivation button" and I'm done. I put on my running gear and went for a 7 or more-mile run for 3 hours.

So is it a big deal that I don't have a Facebook account when more than half of the planet is almost living in FB? Will I survive without FB when I know all the people I love and I want to get in touch with are all in it? How will I know about their updates and whereabouts? And do I really care?

FB has changed the lives of many people I know both in good and bad ways. For me, I spend less time with my hubby because instead of bonding with him I would spend hours browsing on FB and checking other people's status and photos. It was insane, so to speak. Time flies so quickly when I am in FB. I cannot finish any project I plan to do or even my regular chore. I have backlogs on my "to do list" all the time and new list is piling up.

And worse of all, I have overlooked blogging which used to give me my regular therapy from my  hectic schedule. Instead of blogging I will be facebooking and I ended up accomplishing nothing and sometime feeling jealous when I see other people's happy pictures and acquisitions. Arggg!

Now that I am finally free from the shackles and curse of FB [lol] I can now enjoy my freedom to express my thoughts and creative side [do I still have some left, I wonder?] and be "more productive".

Oh, I moved to google plus by the way. hahahahaha

7 comments:

Icy BC said...

I am not on FB that often, but I can relate to the feelings of lost time.

My biggest frustration is when someone tagged me with their photos. Thus, my timeline is filled with others' people photo that they published!

Judy SheldonWalker said...

It is so hard to juggle time isn't it? I hope you had a fantastic turkey day!!

betchai said...

I do understand Ruthi, I share the same feelings, but somehow, can't get out of it, though I did before, but still went back. These days though, I use it more to promote my blog, not through my account, but through my FB blog page.

Cher said...

might do that too one day, sistah. i agree with the lost times in fb. i sure feel fb is killing my time when i'm logged in.

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