I’ve decided to take back my life.
As of March 17th, I’ll be gone from Facebook, and I don’t intend to return. I’ve already deleted Twitter, Tumblr, and Snapchat. I’d leave Google, but I have an email there. I’m also leaving Linked-in. But I will stay on select sites: Pinterest, Instagram, Goodreads, Amazon, my blog, my website.
I’ve been contemplating this move for a long time. Facebook started out as a neat little place to interact and start some marketing has now turned sour (the last few years especially). I’ve grown weary of the drama, misinformation, and lack of filters.
The reality is—my life isn’t on Facebook or any other social media site. My real life is off line, in a world that has rain, sun, day job deadlines, dust bunny revolts, and freshly brewed coffee. The real world is where my stories evolve.
Online is where my stories go to die, because I am distracted, and procrastinating on a social media site I really dislike. But why did I stay as it was? Because I told myself I have family there, and friends I’ve made. Plus, I really do like finding the articles about tiny homes, videos of cats behaving badly, and following weird news headlines that are meant to intrigue—but usually irritate me—and yet I still can’t help to click on them.
As an author I told myself to stay because of marketing. I’m done with that.
I’m going to find another way to do the same thing, find inspiration, and not get distracted by the chaos intentionally set within in many social media sites.
Will I miss some of the people I know Facebook? You BET I will. But the ones who want to stay in touch will—and those who won’t –I wish them the best.
I’ve already stayed to long.
I need to do things smarter, not harder.
This choice isn’t for everyone, but since I made this determination—I’ve been at peace for the first time in a long time.
I look forward to the quiet—and the time to write. Maybe even have real conversations...
And I will say this—if my other sites become too much of a distraction-I will delete them too. I survived with Social Media for years, and was better for it.
If you want to stay in touch with me-- you can sign up for my newsletter on my website, email me, follow me on Instagram, Amazon, Goodreads...etc. or hang out here.
I'm such a rebel....
And I have cookies...