Three or so weeks in and I’m still facebook-free.
I’ve had two people this week suddenly notice my absence from Facebook which is apparently cause for concern. Like, am I okay? I love how quitting social media is the new first symptom of a mental breakdown.*
I know a few people who have ‘rage-quit’ from facebook, always posting statuses about “wanting to free their lives of drama” by leaving social networking “forever”. That’s definitely not what I’m doing. I didn’t use Facebook much to begin with, but it was a huge time suck when I did. Furthermore, it didn’t help me feel any more connected to my friends. If anything, I felt less connected, less compelled to text or email or call to ask what’s up, because I had their daily happenings right there on my newsfeed.
I thought I’d be excited for the month to be over but I’m actually rather indifferent. Maybe I’ll return, maybe… I won’t. What a possibility.
* But I am touched that people care about my feelings and all that jazz.