One hour a day = 350+ hours a year!
I took a break from Facebook almost a month ago and you know what happened? Unless I told people that I had left (to thier face, like a human) nobody even noticed. Yesterday one person asked me if I had left FB because they were trying to invite me to an event. That was about three weeks after I left. But otherwise….none of my “friends” care if I’m on it or not!
I can’t remember exactly when I first started but it’s been at least 8 years. Initially it was lots of fun to connect with people I hadn’t seen in a long time – what do they look like? where do they live? who do we have in common? they have 5 kids!? they live in France? they are on their 3rd marriage at 35? I knew that person was going to be a “cat lady”… How did that person get that job!? (because we all know they were a jerk!) They just had a baby! They just got married…or divorced…or moved to Florida…or started a new job.
I’ve met people and groups through FB that have been really good, strong, and positive connections. So YAY for that! But most of it is just a pit of destruction, sharing of hate, and a way to actually *not* connect with people – for a platform that’s supposed to do the opposite thing, that’s some irony. There are sooo many articles out there like…why leaving FB is good for your health….why qitting FB is good for your future…and many more.
My hope is that by taking a Ross & Rachel style break for a bit, I will be excited to rejoin at some point. After all, there are lots of good things in it. Sometimes time and distance can make those nuggets seem much more appealing. I’ll be back one day!