First, I have a whole lot more time for reading and getting class work finished because I am not tempted to check it on my phone late at night, early in the morning, or whenever I breathe air.
Second, my email account has been bombarded with crap from the social media site. I think they are trying to entice me back in with mentions of the top trending hashtag thingys and asking if I know this or that person from a bar of soap. All I can say, “Please stop clogging my email, facebook.” Delete, delete, delete.
Finally, the readership of this here blog has plummeted. Now I know where most hear about me; when I feel so damn self-conscious and post links back to my website on my facebook news feed, in a group, or on a page. Self-promotion seemed to have worked. Ten days in and the statistics are clear, this party is getting quiet.
So what am I going to do? Do I continue living life without facebook and finish this month? Only twenty days to go. Or do I cave and go back to a life with social media? The plus of facebook; it does keep me updated with my friends that I don’t see very often. One week after the crash, my friend finally messages me and tells me that after I told him to be careful he ended up in a car accident and had to be air lifted to a hospital in the city. Who knows who has had a baby or decided to do the dreaded deed and get married? I don’t. I have no idea what is happening out there, it really does feel like I am outside of the bubble.
Of course, I could return to facebook the way it was at the start; using it when only on a computer at the library.
But if I give up now and go back just so I can have more people visit me I have failed. I think the social experiment will continue, for the time being. Though let’s be honest about what I am missing most about no facebook; I haven’t seen a shirtless firie in ages.