I’ve been thinking of leaving Facebook again. This has to be the 7th time that I’ve been thinking about this. Frankly, its absorbing a lot of my online life. Almost all my friends are on there, and I’ve met many great people on it. One person in particular that I would have only met through Facebook gave me a stroller for my disabled dog!
But it is still a time gobbler. Worst yet, its come at the expense of my blog. No, please don’t confuse me with one of those folks who literally spends hours on Facebook. Far from that, though it got me thinking if I could have become one of those poor souls. Stuff that I would have posted on my blog has instead ended up on Facebook. And honestly why bother? Everything you post ends up being used in some database to sell your information. And it seems to be the same folks responding, or I should say arguing. Still, leaving that social network, I’m going to miss many things like the pictures and posts related to dogs. But here again, that’s a double edge sword. I’m finding with all the awesome dog posts there are posts about dog fighting and other horrors our four-legged friends face that have been getting to me.
Facebook seems more and more to me like the “Walmart” of the internet. Do you know what I mean by that? That its this big boring box that once in a while you may find something of interest but you know that somehow that merchant is doing something wrong with you. Like I said, I’ve neglected my blog. Maybe its because I’m generally lazy. I should have been spending more time on the blog. Facebook has made my brain soft. No wait, that’s a bullshit answer, let me retract that. I’m using Facebook as an excuse to just not be more creative online.
No, I have to push myself. Like my current struggle with my weight, I need to push my brain as well. That’s why its time I rethink how I engage the internet. Primarily, I need to focus it in a way where I can be creative. So yeah, fuck it, I’m going to cut down on Facebook, maybe even ditch it. I’m already on G+ (Though that’s a bit of a ghost town, eh?) and Twitter. Holy shit, I’m all over the place! No wonder I can’t get any of my personal shit done. Yeah, something or somethings have got to give, and its going to start with Facebook!