Thursday, January 17, 2013
I'm so tired of maintaining social networking sites and I find Facebook to be the absolute worst! Now don't get me wrong I have Instagram and Twitter and YouTube... but those don't require so much of you. So I figured before I start blogging on Sparkpeople, I need to lighten my load. Let me tell you, deactivating that account was liberating. I'm so tired of my news feed filled with pictures of sick animals.... "click like if you want to save me, ignore if you have no heart" or pictures of caskets of servicemen "click like if you support our troops, ignore if you believe in terrorists", I started feeling obligated to click like and respond to everything b\c I don't support animal abuse or terrorists and it was starting to become so stressful, like a job or obligation. Then there are all the links to SomeEcards (which are very funny) I don't need 20 people to keep posting the same one, or a random person I knew in high school blowing up my feed with the details of their divorce and how she hates men.
Ugh... so much unncecessary drama. Some people just use Facebook as a platform to complain... and feeds into this negative energy I'm trying to erase from my life. Yes, yes... I know that there are privacy settings and I have plenty of people blocked... but even that felt deceitful... delete is so much more honest. "I don't want to be bothered... DELETE." LOL
I miss the days of picking up the phone to talk to someone, or passing notes in class. The personal touch has left communication... I don't really have 907 friends... I probably have 5 that I could call in a pinch... the rest are just people wanting to brag about their life, complain about their life, or spy on others. No thanks!!!