Monday, June 17, 2013
The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
I've been struggling lately and I'm not gonna lie, I've been considering going off Facebook.
Earth shattering, I know.
I have deleted my account before (before I had Facebook for my blog), and it was one of the most freeing things I've done. The pull to just sit at the computer and see what everyone else was doing wasn't there. I was MUCH more productive and it may seem silly, but I just felt light and unburdened.
Facebook is a wonderful way for keeping in touch with a lot of people. It's easy to see what everyone is up to, but there is also a huge downside. It is a total time waster and it is soo very easy to think you'll get on for a minute only to realize a half hour later that your still...on...Facebook.
If I didn't have a blog it probably wouldn't be such a big deal, but I do and so I am worried about how it will affect me if I do. I know most people who read blogs will read the new posts because they show up in their news feed. I don't want to lose my readers (you!). I hope you know that I am thoroughly enjoying all the nice and encouraging comments I get from you, both on this blog and on Facebook. It's really great! My blog isn't my 'business' though, I write it because I love to write and I find great joy and satisfaction from it.
I don't get much satisfaction out of Facebook. Sorry.
Facebook + me = stress.
Here is where I am right now. I have been lax about my Facebook use lately and if I'm being honest I'm on it way too much. It's affecting my productivity and as you know, when you live on a farm (or not) there's always something that needs to be done. I get caught up in trying to 'keep up' with everyone else and trying to promote myself. I get lost in comparing and it's hard not to spend the whole day on the computer doing Facebook updates. Now, I am not condemning those who have made blogging their business. I am not here trying to tell anyone that their spending too much time on the internet.
Now, I do love instagram as well and it is just so easy. Much easier to post a quick picture than on Facebook, and it's not nearly as distracting. Probably because it's much more limited in what it can do as compared to Facebook.
I would rather write a post about my day, the happenings on the farm, the funnies that my kids say and do...on my blog. If I have to choose between better content on my blog or on Facebook, I choose my blog. I also dream of writing a book...
I haven't decided 100% if I'm going off or not, but I've got to make some changes. I love this blog and I love writing to you, but my family and duties must come first!
I'd love to know what you think, not because I want you to make my decision for me, but to know what to expect should I decide to go off Facebook.
I really want to grow as a writer, as a blogger, but much more I want to grow to love Christ more and I am needing to get my priorities straight. I need to do all things to glorify God and right now, I'm thinking I need to do some housekeeping when it comes to my internet/media use.