I decided to log off of Facebook for 30 days this fall. I was hesitant – What if I miss important life events? What if there is news? How will I know what’s going on?
When I logged back on, I discovered I hadn’t really missed anything. At all. Don’t hate me – your lives are important to me. But the conversations I got to have with some of you were better I think because I hadn’t been keeping up on your lives via the internet. I didn’t already know what you did last weekend. Instead we got to actually TALK about it. Crazy, right?
And I got to miss out on national not-news, like some stupid red cup nonsense? Honestly, I don’t look to Starbucks to let me know that it’s Christmas, and that Jesus was born. That’s not their job. Get ready…Starbucks isn’t a Christian company. We shouldn’t expect them to act like one. Phew. Moving on.
So now that the 30 days are over, I’m back on Facebook. I haven’t deactivated my account. I do have friends and family that are far away and I don’t get to see them often so Facebook allows me to “see” what they’re up to. But I check it maybe twice a day, and I’ve turned off the notifications on my phone. It’s amazing.
There’s my snarky update 🙂 I recommend taking the break and finding out where Facebook ranks on your priority list. It was way too high on mine, I’m so happy to kick it down a few notches.