A day or two ago, I deactivated my Facebook account. Which means those of you who follow me on Facebook are not reading this!
My reasons were two. In recent weeks, I started to notice a lot of traffic on my Facebook page. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, but most of the names I did not recognize. They were usually friends of friends, but I had not changed any of my settings so I wasn’t sure why this was happening. It was a bit worrisome and I didn’t have time to research what was happening. I have always been a little freaked out to see how Facebook tracks the places I have visited on my computer, and then posts appropriate advertising to lure me even further… but that’s another story… Anyway, I have been a bit overwhelmed lately with family issues and projects I need to finish. It seemed like a good time to take a break and focus on other things. Which leads me to the second reason. I work on the computer – a lot. Whether I am blogging, emailing for business and pleasure, or working on my memoir, the lure of Facebook was just too close at hand. I could easily just stop by to see what everyone had to say. Before I knew it 30 minutes had passed and my work was not getting done! It was just too much of a distraction.
I have to confess… I do miss it. But I am accomplishing something today. We’ll see how long it lasts. I will let you know how it works out.