Why I left Facebook


Trading in Facebook for tangible skill building.
So, I gave up Facebook. Why? Well, for starters I was finding that I was unfollowing more and more of my friends- I got tired of the drama, pictures of dinners, selfies, and pictures of injuries (I hate those the most), invites to games and events. I have a few friends that I keep in touch through messaging- but they’re close enough to have my phone number and email address. And if someone truly wants to get a hold of me, they can always contact me through here.

I was finding that it was a huge time-suck. I’d browse through the newsfeed and get caught up in articles that people would post, which didn’t really reflect my interests. I’ve read that Facebook is detrimental to your health- an unhealthy addiction that robs you of your motivation and mental endurance. I don’t think that’s founded, but it sounds very likely in my own experience. And then, there’s the ads! So many promoted items on the newsfeed, it was becoming cluttered. I understand the ads are what makes Facebook free, but the noise is just like television.

In the end, I needed to break the habit of spending so much time on Facebook. It was robbing me of the time I need to fulfill my dreams. I’m only a day into it, but the compulsion to check it only hit me in the morning, and when I was bored during my lunch. I found other ways to fill my time that were more educational and more entertaining. I've also been able to use the time to really concentrate on honing my skills with the croquill pen.

I still have my Instagram- which I like better anyway. I’m also on Twitter- I don’t use it much but it’s nice to have. And lastly, I have a Vimeo account as well.





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