I've deleted my Facebook account.
Facebook was fun for a while, and I admit I'll miss being able to share photos with my family and close friends so easily. I will also miss that smug feeling of having the most amusing status update of all my friends. But really, these are not reasons to spend hours every day on something I know deep down is a waste of my time and brain power. Besides, I'd rather be blogging.
After letting everyone know I was leaving, I made sure to get all the email addresses of people I want to stay in touch with, and publicly posted a link to my blog so any interested parties can follow me here. And now that I'm off, I couldn't be happier.
As it turns out, I don't really care how my buddies, family members, casual acquaintances and people who only added me because they needed a 700th friend are doing in Farmville or Family Feud. I don't care if they like "Alcohol", "Not Being On Fire", or "If I Get 10,000 Fans I will Name My Baby Megatron". Seriously, the news feed was becoming the biggest annoyance in my life.
I'm also pretty sure that no one else found my status updates anywhere near as witty as I did. Did they really need to hear that my 6 year-old consistently beats me at Monopoly? Or that last night I dreamed I had a ginormous walk-in closet and was thoroughly disappointed to wake up? Come on people, this inane junk is what blogging is for!
The best thing though is that for the first time in WEEKS, I have had time to go through my emails, clear my inbox and still have time left over to blog! For all my whining about not keeping up with posting and commenting because of all the crazy goings-on around here, I have to admit, wasting time "social networking" was what was really holding me back.
So now I suddenly find myself with (almost) enough time to still keep in touch with my loved ones, get a little housework done and spend time with my family. I just know that getting that monkey off my back is going to allow me to enjoy life more.
At least until I get sucked in by Twitter.