As you may know already, in September of 2016 I decided to delete my Facebook account, the struggle is real so far, I am sure the journey will be worth it at the end of the month, year or, forever?
It’s not that I don’t like social media and the likes and comments that I receive I just feel that it is time to focus my mind on other aspects of life that doesn’t revolve around sharing and viewing everyone else’s life at a moments notice.
I am sure that as I refrain and opt out of Facebook that my canceling of other social media sites will follow suit. Just days ago I had between 115-200 “friends,” depending on who didn’t like my political posts. The number now is zero, well, other than myself.
After being a regular Facebook user since it’s inception year to the public in 2006, I have deleted and created the page numerous times but never have I made a goal to go without for at least 30 days. That’s where you find me now, the constant urge to sign on is still playing tricks on my mind.
Real Life Comments-
I have found that communication with real people in the world has become easier and most profitable when the entire conversation hasn’t revolved around what we have seen or heard on social media. Sure, when I talk to the pretty lady at taco bell I still think to myself, “should I ask her to Facebook me?” As we have all done in the days since Facebook, am I right? The days of asking for your phone number are gone now, for the users of Facebook.
Going into the world and sharing real life stories and mental pictures not captured through my eyes on a vivid screen but, the screen of Gods world, has been an uplifting experience.
Real friends vs Fake friends-
Friends in the real world have become optimally real, we now have true interactions, comments, touch, and companionship. I notice that I don’t have to delete my fake friends nor, do I have them hanging around in the background of my (page) mind, they are instantly gone without having the emotional twist with having to unfriend them.
Friends in real life are made “friends” over time, they are not instantly considered friends. When Facebook is the cornerstone of your life, you can meet a person one time and add them as a “friend,” this does not necessarily make them a friend now, does it?
Facebook Pages Destroyed-
When I say that I deleted Facebook, I meant it. So much that I have deleted Facebook for my personal page as well as illnessadapation.com page and my other blog Facebook pages. You will not see me posting anything on there, my followers here will only see updated posts on WordPress, and at the moment Google+, sometimes.
Still not ready to take the challenge & give up Facebook?
You can do as I did and get Paid For Social Media Jobs. It’s simple. Something I did was find related questions to the products I advertised with Amazon Affiliates and answered their questions with a quick link to the product. It’s a win for both of us, since it was a product that they needed, provided via affiliate.
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