I might return to Facebook

I deactivated my Facebook account just before midnight on December 31st, 2010. It started as a 21 days fast and has now lasted for two and half months. I haven’t missed Facebook, completely.

I think that I had gotten to a point where FB had taken up a lot of my free time and my free thought. As soon as I opened my computer, I was on FB looking at statuses and replies to mine. I enjoyed the attention that FB brought me, and that is completely understandable: we humans desire positive attention. I was also looking at engagement, wedding, and baby pictures and I truly felt like the rest of the world was getting all of these amazing blessings that I wanted and I was being left out of the figurative loop. I had unhealthy reactions to healthy things.

So my fast has helped both spiritually and emotionally. I feel more content with my life and surroundings. I feel more in tune with reality as well. The one thing I miss is interacting with people who aren’t in close proximity to me and keeping up on information about events and the like.

So I find myself in a dilemma: return to FB or keep my profile deactivated. I fear getting sucked into the madness again. That isn’t something I want to do, especially when I know I am happy without the page. I also don’t want to be so disconnected with social media that I have an irrational fear of it, or even worse, that I miss opportunities that can only come about through that venue.

So, I am in prayer about my next step. I won’t move too quickly, that is for sure.

Any advice from folks out there reading this? Am I a fool or a revolutionary? 🙂

Danni

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DanniWrites

I am a 32 year old teacher in Georgia, originally from Ohio (Go Buckeyes!). I am also a singer and I recently taught myself how to play guitar. For fun, I enjoy reading and lots of Netflix binges, which is my American right! I have also been known to cycle, run half marathons, and do just about whatever I set my mind to. A charming shepherd-mix dog named Kingsley lives with me and keeps me laughing at his antics at every turn. I am learning how to love the life I live with each passing day. Sometimes it's easy...other times, I write about it.

2 thoughts on “I might return to Facebook”

  1. YOU ARE DEFINITELY A REVOLUTIONARY… called to change this world in mighty ways through your RADICAL OBEDIENCE TO GOD! WOOT!

    Please come back to FB!!! We miss you terribly! Look at it as an opportunity to let your flesh die daily, by blessing and praying for those whom you may envy. And post what you feel God has put on your heart not worrying about who likes it and who doesn’t… in fact when they don’t like it, it’s probably something that needed to be said that no one else had the guts to say…lol. Just see FB as a ministry to use your prophetic gift to speak the truth in LOVE (remembering that it will no doubt bring you persecution.)

    I LOVE YOU DANNI!

  2. IMO, you’re not missing much without Facebook. I have it, but I don’t mess with it too much. For some reason, it seems easier to get sucked into Facebook than Twitter. Maybe because Twitter doesn’t allow for such a deep level of info. sharing?

    That’s my 2 cents, but if you keep Facebook, maybe just for a few very close friends and family? No more than 5-10? That might keep it more manageable to stay in touch with important people. I have 3 friends and my husband on mine. I think I’d go nuts if I had as many Facebook friends as I do Twitter friends.

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