As you know, because I’ve said it often enough, I have mixed feelings about Facebook. It sucks up a lot of time, and time just seems to whittle away while I could be working, doing laundry, watching television, reading, or any other number of things that I just don’t do. I even find myself logging in on my phone while I am doing other things. I call that OCD. I call that obsessive for certain.
So a few weeks ago, I took a page out of my friend Byron’s book; I deleted my facebook app from my phone which meant using Facebook from my computer at the office (when I have time which isn’t that often) or when I use my phone and use the browser (which I don’t do that often either and when I do there’s that time suck).
Here’s what I have found.
I don’t really miss it. When I haven’t looked Facebook for a bit and then check on it, I see the same stuff that was posted the day before and the day before that and the day before that and the day before that and the day….
While I still want to Facebook, mostly because I don’t know what to do with myself sometimes and I can’t focus, when I do Facebook I am bored. There is very little there that catches my attention. Apparently I Facebook when I’m bored and it bores me.
This has been a good time for me to do other things and reconnect with myself and non-electric methods of entertainment (I don’t include TV in this).
So what have I done in the last few weeks? I have been catching up on some TV and I’ve watched a movie or two. I’ve really caught up on my reading and I’ve read 3 books in the last month. This hasn’t been that hard in spite of thefact that I’ve also been working 10 to 14 hour days. It’s like I didn’t even realize what a time suck Facebook really is even as I would say it was a time suck. I have time to read more!
I would say that my love affair with Facebook is over. Now to determine what else has been sucking time out of my life. Bejeweled Blitz perhaps or Cookie Jam? Hmmmm.