It’s been about a week since I said bye-bye to my personal Facebook account. Well…not totally, since I need it to access my Starfire Angels and Author pages. But I deleted all of my timeline, which went back five years. I deleted all but a couple dozen of close family and friends that I might want to contact through IM. I removed all my videos and pics, except one avatar pic, so family and friends can at least recognize me somehow. In essence, I barely exist.
You know what? It has been HARD. I realized how attached I was, but I also recognized the need to get off Facebook. You want to know something else? I’m much happier, more productive, and far more creative. I need to let go of FB for good. Unfortunately, I can’t totally dump it, because it’s the best way to keep in contact with readers. Until something better comes along, I’ll keep the two pages. However, I don’t know how effective those are when FB only shows any post to about 10% of the fans of a page. The people who would like to follow my writing don’t see relevant posts. This is why I question whether keeping those pages is effective.
This blog is going to become more important as I move away from the train-wreck that Facebook has become over the last couple of years. That place is going the way of MySpace and isn’t what it once was for hanging out with readers, and I’m disappointed. I love hearing from you all. Please keep in touch!