Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Quitting Facebook


I quit Facebook tonight. I will admit, it was a little hard to do. Kind of like when we canceled our cable. I knew it would be hard at first - like a detox phase - but then I wouldn't miss it anymore.

If you are interested here is why: I was a little obsessive compulsive with it. I knew it wasn't good when I was telling Hope to "hold on a minute" while I finished reading people's status updates. I certainly don't want the girls staring at the back of my head while I read about what other people are doing :) They are only young once, right?

I heard a thing on Moody radio a few weeks ago about being desensitized to things because of information overload. I think that is me a bit. I want to be really excited about my friends having babies and getting married and such, but when I read about 2 (facebook)"friends" a week having babies, then it gets monotonous. Know what I mean? Maybe I shouldn't have just written that.

Anyway, it just wasn't good for me at this stage in my life. Maybe if its still around in a few more years, then I'll be back. And everybody will still probably be there for me to get back into touch with.

For now, I'm sticking with good, old-fashioned e-mail ;) Send me one when you get the chance!

10 comments:

Kevin and Keri Sheckler said...

May your tribe increase!

The Hofschroer's said...

good for you... hope I did not contribute! I would have hated to be the straw that broke the camels back!

Cope Family said...

Ah, I must admit I have missed checking out each other's status.' I catch myself being tempted to type in the http address. :-)

Stephanie said...

Of course not, Amy :)

Jodi - unfortunately the make it really easy to start again - you just log back in and everything is there - they're sneaky :)

sherry said...

There was a story in Real Simple (I think it was Real Simple) this month written by a lady who decided to quit Facebook. It was hilarious.

Here's another article:
http://www.ocregister.com/articles/facebook-friends-one-2332146-people-life
It's written by one of my favorite bloggers :)

Kieran & Kari said...

Somewhere in my brain, I have a "devotional" to write and it will be called "Jesus wants to be your facebook friend." My theory is that if we gave half as much time to our relationship with Him as many do to their relationships on facebook, we'd have one heck of a relationship!:) Being a bit obsessive myself, I've opted to stay away from both facebook & cable. Not that either are bad. It's just that I don't have enough time as it is & I don't want to look back & have regrets. I just registered by "little boy" for middle school. Seems like it was just yesterday when we were in the final few weeks of being pregnant with him and now, in the blink of an eye, he's nearly 11!

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