You may have noticed (but let’s be honest, you probably didn’t) that the right sidebar of my website no longer has a button asking you to like my Facebook page. There is a very good reason for this. Because I removed it, obviously. But why? Why would I do such a crazy thing? The answer is simple. I’ve disabled both my Facebook author page and my personal Facebook account. I was getting tired of it and having the page offered little to no value to me as a writer, especially with so few likes to call my own and Facebook’s idiotic policy of not sharing page posts with everyone who likes the page. The personal account was just sucking time away from things where the time would have been better well spent/wasted. I’ve been working lately on finalizing my Halloween setup before I unleash it upon the world in the next couple days.
I haven’t deleted my account yet. I started by disabling the account. A sort of trial separation. If I log back in then everything goes back to the way it was. I still have all of my “friends” and pretty much nothing has changed. At this point though, I’m kind of enjoying being one of the few people who doesn’t have Facebook, so if I do log back in it’ll likely be to flat out delete the account. No start overs. No re-dos. Everything is just gone if that happens, and I’ve come to realize that I’m okay with that. I’m leaning in the direction of doing that. I’m no longer a slave to the monster and my time is spent/wasted on better things than scrolling through a list of things people I used to know posted about things I probably (for the most part) don’t care all that much about.
Don’t mourn the death of my Facebook account. Celebrate the rebirth of some of my free time.