I’ve Had a Light Bulb Moment!

February 26, 2011 Uncategorized 12

Have you ever had one?  I just got this flash of something I find mostly entertaining, if not a bit intrusive.  I realize I spend much too much time on fb. 
I’ve been looking for something to give up for Lent, and I think I just found it.  I think I’ll go back, but I really think I need this break.  I just got all indignant over a political post made by a friend.  Now I do love this friend, but we disagree on politics.  I just find jabs and insinuations on fb so unproductive.  When I think about it there are many things about fb I dislike, beyond being a time sucker.  I dislike the way teens use it as a way to announce every damn thing….those appropriate and not.  They start arguments that should be handled privately.  Do I really need to know that a teen girl is pregnant and my golly xxx is the father even if he denies it. 
I think this fb break will start sooner than the start of lent…..and while I’ll miss some updates like from far away friends and writers I follow, imagine the unfettered time I will have…………..to blog and read blogs, or read the books I love. 
So what do you think?   Sandy I know you are cheering me on……you’ve already left it behind. 

12 Responses to “I’ve Had a Light Bulb Moment!”

  1. Pam

    Good for you Anita! I bet you will be thrilled to have more time for your other interests. I can’t wait to hear how it goes for you.

  2. Crazy Mom of Three

    Great thing to give up. The darn thing is so addicting and I don’t know why. I never feel I can truly be myself on there anyway. However, it is somewhat of a news source to me. I get Facebook updates from my kids’ schools … And reminders. That is pretty cool and I would miss that.

  3. mama-face

    That’s what I decided… if I was going to be on the computer I’d much rather read blogs than umpteen updates on the weather.

    I recently heard something that helped push me away from fb. I’ve always felt uncomfortable with having ‘friends’ whom I wouldn’t say hello to if I saw them in person. (Which has happened). I think it cheapens what real friendship should be.

    Ok. Enough of my blabbering. And I will admit I haven’t officially deactivated my fb account. But everyday I find myself less and less interested in checking on facebook.

    Really… I’m done blabbering. 🙂

  4. Mnmom

    Sometimes I can rip myself away for 2-3 days but I keeps calling me back. I don’t friend kids, and I keep my friends list pretty tight. But it IS a giant time suck.

  5. Beth

    I agree it is a time-sucker and bravo to you for giving it up for Lent and maybe forever…but one thing I made sure not to do is friend kids… maybe it is because I work with them all day…but I also don’t friend people I know would judge my actions…I also freely unfriend people that are mean-spirited. There are even church friends that I steer clear of… Now I am curious who and what politically lit you up? As you know I went thru a similar thing and I chose to unfriend these people… Good Luck!

  6. Lisa

    I applaud your idea. Lately I don’t feel like being online at all. I don’t know what that’s about, but I want to read or go places or do stuff around the house that I’ve been putting off for too long.

    We talk about being busy, but how much of our busy is actually of our own making? For me – lots. Most of it.

  7. K

    I think blogging it much more than facebook. I don’t really need a status update every 15 minutes from a college friend I haven’t seen in 9 years. Enjoy the break!

  8. Sandy

    Trust me, you’re not going to miss it as much as you think. I ‘kicked the habit’ 🙂 a month ago. I think about it occasionally but no signs of reconnecting. I have bits and pieces of thoughts I would put in my FB update which I think I am going to start blogging about. Sort of a random thoughts format. I’ll be watching to see how you make out during lent.

  9. Bonnie

    Some day I will keep up better on my favorite blogs.. like yours. Better late than never though right.

    I think this sounds like a great idea. I know sometimes I get absorbed in things and don’t realize how much time it’s taking! I haven’t been on facebook for a long time. We changed our email when we moved and I never figured out how to get back in, although I didn’t try real hard. I just didn’t seem to find the time to keep up.

    My son spends time on it though.. I try to monitor and so far seems pretty harmless.

    Let me know how it goes over lent? When does Lent start?

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