Two and a half years ago I did the UNEXPECTED and decided togo UNSOCIAL. Why? Why? Why?
Well, for a few reasons but my top two were 1) I wanted to experiment with it. Drop off the Face of Facebook for at least a year. And 2) I wanted to see if it left me feeling alone without any friends – stranded on a desert island.
NO NOT DESSERT. Although that wouldn’t be half bad now would it?
Here’s the GOOD, the bad & the UGLY about leaving Facebook and why I want to give it whirl.
Good: Leaving Facebook was one of the BEST things I have ever done. It was 2 and a half years of me getting to do life and not feeling so hell-bound to post my minute by minute play, pictures of every twist and turn or every thought. Or feeling terrible because I wasn’t getting the response I wanted from my friends. No fault to my friends. That's just one of those things I had to realize is silly.
The Social Media DETOX was worth every second. I don’t regret it at all.
Bad: Of course, while I was living life (because life does go on with or without us right?); there were these moments my friends would talk about things they posted and it was like this inner tribal meeting and I had no idea of what was the latest. This was one of those things that was easy to shrug off of course because I was having REAL time with friends so I’d get the jist of it any ways. But I am a very curious creature and so it left a bit of wonder … "Hark, what was going on?"
Ugly: This really isn’t ugly, I mean this is social media, not the end of the world. But as you all know, I love to eat crow now and again and I am here to say that it’s become blatantly obvious that while I have enjoyed my detox, I’ve realized this is the way people are sharing and communicating. And I LOVE, love, LOVE to connect and have authentic conversations.
So I figured what the hell. I can come back and give this a try. I will tell you this, Facebook will NOT be on my phone. I won’t live or breathe as a result if someone likes me or my status. I’m just looking forward to reconnecting.