I deactivated my Facebook account today. I've been thinking about it for quite awhile and this action falls in line with my theme word for 2016. Improve. The countless minutes and hours I've spent looking at my screen is time I can't get back. The decision was hard. I have a photography page I started some time last year and it is where I promote the fact that I love taking family photos (for free) for people. It's not a business. It is purely a hobby that I've been able to share with a lot of people through the FB page and word of mouth. Will I be asked to take photos if I'm not on FB? We'll see. PICTURES of family and friends I will undoubtedly miss because I deactivated. Plenty of people don't have FB, right? EVENTS may happen where I'm not invited because I'm not on FB. Oh well. I've never had a lack of things to do or places to go. NEWS will be from another source now. The straw that broke my FB camel's back was a meme that was put up by an otherwise funny source this week. It was a racist, bullying, not-so-funny meme that has become the norm on my FB roll. I've had enough. POLITICS can go on without me. I will not suffer one more day of seeing Donald Trump's face on my phone screen, bless his heart. MY BEHAVIOR is bound to change. It has already changed since I started sending emails to my closest people in September. Some great dialogue has happened and I hope it continues.
How much time do you spend on FB? Do you have trouble turning it off?