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Life w/o Facebook – Month 1

Posted by Rye on February.4.2015 in Uncategorized |

Some of y’all already know that I quit Facebook for the New Year. To most, it may not be a big deal, but I was an active Facebooker, posting several things a day.

I know it’s a bit over the top to write about quitting Facebook, but you are reading my blog, so move on or read on. Ha!

Anyways, life without Facebook has been much more productive. Obviously, I now have more time to write and do other things. Instead of constantly checking what’s new on the newsfeed, which can be a cumulative chunk of the day, my mind can seriously focus on other things.

However, I do miss reading the interesting stuff my friends post. I definitely feel left out of the loop now, missing current events, trending topics and all the Internet’s best time-wasting junk.

For maybe millions, Facebook is to the brain as fast food is to the body. Let this Facebook cleanse of mine be a mental diet. Like a diet, I gotta cut the junk out. As I said in my blog intro:

Like food, a mind is a terrible thing to waste.

It’s funny because Facebook is now sending me emails that I have many notifications, tempting me to return and have my eyes gaze upon their embedded advertising. But I’m staying strong!

I don’t know what it is exactly, but attention spans are becoming shorter and shorter thanks to social media and their buffet of information. If you ask me, I prefer a multiple-course meal and something with more substance. Basically, I’m getting back to the basics. From Facebook, I refrain to maintain my brain instead of a mental drain, and I suggest y’all do the same.

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