I am deleting facebook.
When I gave up myspace, it was like quitting smoking to take up chewing instead. This time, I am going cold turkey.
There are several reasons why I no longer feel the need to keep a facebook account despite the fact that I am going to miss correspondence with people I really enjoy. First of all, it's a time issue. I really do spend way too much time on facebook, and it's easy to while away hours waiting for someone to post a status update. My blog, fortunately, doesn't demand I spend hours of time staring at the screen while I wait for someone to invite me to play Farmville.
Secondly, internet sites like facebook promote a fake type of relationship. We know things about people without ever developing a lot of involvement with many of them. I am particularly guilty. I used the information as conversation fodder when half of it was none of my business. Plus, it was really easy to get wrapped up in the craziness of other people's lives when I really have things in my life that require attention.
These aren't the only two reasons I'm giving up my social networking site. Favorite and I talked about it briefly, and I just feel like this is the best decision for me at this point in my life. And, like I said, I'm going to miss the correspondence with a few of the people. But I hope to get emails from you (just click the "Contact Me" email button) or comments from you here. I don't want to end the relationships I have...I really just feel like it's time for me to make some of those relationships a little more "real."
Of course, one of those relationships is my prayer relationship with my Heavenly Father. I am forever complaining about the lack of time in my life but I never seem to lack for facebook time or television time. So I'm declaring what's important.
Facebook didn't make the cut.