For the past four years, I (like nearly everyone else on the planet) have been a member of one of the largest countries on this Earth–Facebook. I have spent countless hours browsing status reports, looking at photos, promoting my etsy shop, “liking” other people’s
- status updates
- and more
One day, I found myself growing jealous of something an acquaintance was doing. She was posting spectacular photos and telling the world about it and I was reading her exploits–from the comfort of my computer screen.
My jealousy knew no bounds: why couldn’t I do something cool like that? Here I was, reading about her great adventure like the poor schmuck that I was. Suddenly, I realized that I could do fun things. I could have a cute house. I could make great projects come to life. My garden could flourish. All for one low price of disconnecting from the great facebook in the cloud. I thought about how I envisioned my life, the things I really wanted to do, and facebook was nowhere in the picture. Granted, I have reconnected with a few people but I don’t think not being on a social networking site and sharing untold information with the world is going to keep me from any real relationships.
Two weeks ago, I deactivated my account. I had heard that if you deactivate the account and don’t sign back in for two weeks, then the account will be automatically deleted. Not so. I just tried it. I’m still there. So, now I have sent in an official request for my facebook account to be deleted. Let’s see if that works. 🙂
So, if anyone has been thinking I “unfriended” them or just have been especially lax on participating in facebook, there’s another reason.
I’m not there.