I finally bid adieu to my personal page on Facebook. It’s been a long, slow goodbye for me…seven years is a long time to be tethered to a social media outlet. It’s been mostly a positive place, but in recent years I’ve felt more and more negative, and it’s worn on me. Out of the hundreds of “friends” I have, there are approximately 20% that I truly KNOW or want to keep in touch with. I interact with the friends + family I care for the most via text, email, and good old fashioned snail mail. Not to mention, my current need for simplicity is far reaching…from something as seemingly silly as white paint in my home, to pairing down my social media outlets. As a blogger, I’m overloaded, and need to devote my attention to what brings me the most return, both personally and professionally. I’m devoted to instagram, twitter and pinterest, as my efforts there come back to me twofold. For now, my business page will remain, but I’m debating whether to remove that as well…my following really seems to be elsewhere. I’m thankful for the memory making + keeping Facebook has provided over the years, but my memories live elsewhere now. It feels bizarre to say goodbye, and yet oh so freeing.
Have you considered leaving, or left already? Please share your thoughts.