I went without facebook for the months of July and August. In the beginning I shut down my account completely. But I didn’t want to lose my business page, so I made Cory (my husband) an admin so he could update when I was adding a new post. Which worked great, until I felt like I was pestering him to add links/updates for me, so I decided I’d just add the link to new posts as they were happening. On that aspect I kept my facebook account, however on a personal note – I haven’t once looked at anyone’s wall or ‘liked’ anything since my “boycott” started.
Now that summer is over, a few people are asking what I’m going to do? Honestly, I have maintained a love/hate relationship with facebook from the beginning of our relationship. Nothing has changed. I love my family and seeing what my cousins are up to, watching their kids grow from across the country. I hate petty drama, which even as an adult, I seem to get bumped into from time to time.
My plans for now are to continue along the same line as I have been. But for the benefit of family who miss seeing what we are up to I’ll go back to posting photos (mainly instagrams) to my fb page. I’ll randomly update my status and ‘like’ something. I’ll probably check in on your wall/page haphazardly.
So please, for the love of all that is normal, if I don’t see something you’ve posted on facebook – don’t get mad at me and act irritated because I didn’t know what was going on. I much prefer to get my information about your life and what you’re doing from you. Which is why you’ll get random texts from me about what is going on in my life. Facebook takes some of the personal connection away in that regard. I miss the days when we’d call each other to see what was going on.
For me facebook is a balancing act of pros and cons, things to love and things to hate, and I’ll just continue to seek out the good in it and use/love/hate it for what it’s worth.