One month ago I gave up Facebook. I wrote about that HERE.
How has it been?
I haven’t missed it at all. I didn’t delete FB altogether. They have an option where you can take it down, but not delete it. People can’t find my page. I can’t look at what others are doing.
If I decide some day to reinstate my account, I can. But so far, I’m happy without it.
I looked back to October 2020 on my blog. Fall of 2020 we sold our house of 28 years in four hours and had 30 days to find a house in Arizona to move into. I took a break from Facebook then, too and I wrote about it HERE.
When my kids were younger, I loved Facebook. I used to post photos of them all the time. It was my brag page about how amazing and wonderful my kids are. They both got sick of my antics and I was told to never post photos of them without their permission. I am thankful Facebook didn’t exist when the were in elementary school! I would have been truly unbearable.
At first, I used FB for getting in touch with relatives and old friends I hadn’t talked to since high school. I guess when the novelty wore off, it was like “eh, whatever.” I did get back in touch with some old friends and we reunited in person.
Have you given up on social media? What social media do you use?
I check Facebook once a day, toss some likes, delete someone who’s stupid, and go on with my day. I look at insta throughout the day, but it’s more a drive by…I like the organizing/simplicity/book stuff, and then I’m done. My insta is curated by pleasant things so it’s a cute diversion. No Twitter. No tik tok unless my daughter sends me something, no be real…nothing else
I think insta has replaced facebook for me. It’s simple and quick. My kids gave up on social media a couple years ago. I used to want to see what they were doing on facebook after they left for college.
Insta is more my go to, but not really fir friends, more for things I’m interested in. I figure the friends I really want to talk to I actually talk to
I have nothing. My FB is still technically active but I don’t use it. I can live my life happily without them!
Facebook used to be so popular with the kids and then we parents took over and they left for other social media. I’m glad to be free of it.
My. FB presence is very nominal. Don’t like it anyway
I used to enjoy it so much when it first came out. I loved connecting with childhood friends.
I did too. But as you said that the novelty wears off.
It sure did!
I scratched my FB account completely maybe 2 years or so ago. Do not miss it. I have no Snapchat, Instagram, Tickitytockity, Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest, Reddit, Flickr, Tinder, Foursquare, or (TBD later on when the youth realize their parents are using all these other ones). I have my blog, and I control who follows me like a hyena stalks a wounded Gnu. Relentless.
I never considered blogging to be social media, but it is and it’s better than the rest.
I left Facebook two years ago and don’t miss it. Sadly, Facebook had changed for me throughout the years as well. I do like Instagram much more.
I got rid of Facebook a year or more ago. Definitely don’t miss it. I have Instagram and check it once in a while. I don’t post much. I do like Reddit for the interesting topics. And I do have TicToc, but rarely use it.
Isn’t it interesting that nobody seems to miss Facebook?
Facebook is one of my best sources of blog traffic, I post each week, and respond to comments that appear there. I also have an author page. I recently posted a few personal posts from recent activities but that’s rare. I do love the connections to friends and family. Most of my social media accounts are places to promote my work and respond to followers. I don’t spend much time on any of them. It works for me for now. Hugs,C
When I was writing a weekly column for a publication, Facebook was the biggest driver of traffic. So I totally get that.
Like you I did FB when the kids were little. We had a Mommies group and it was fun to share the ups and downs of raising our wee ones and oh yes the pictures. Now I rarely do FB, as far as posting. I will scroll through it but that’s about it. When I do post its usually to share cute animal pics of beautiful nature pics that I come across. FB groups I follow are nature photos and animals, and quotes. The photos bring a smile.
I post even less on Instagram, but I will scroll through it. No TikTok or Twitter. Don’t have time for it and just not interested.
I think FB was a valuable way to connect when we were home with kids. I’m never going to use TikTok.
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