"Should I delete my facebook account?"
It struck me funny because I've never considered such a thing. I thought to my self that maybe it was God prompting me so I decided to pray about it and think on it for a while and see if it is indeed something that would benefit me.
As the days passed, I just kept thinking about if it brought anything positive to my life. I honestly couldn't come up with much but I could come up with story after story of how I either upset someone or I was upset by someone else.
I know that this world doesn't revolve around me and a lot of what people put on there is not primarily for my consumption. At the same time, it is there for me to read and if I am getting upset or offended by things, isn't it my responsibility to stop reading it? How much of that stuff would I be completely oblivious to if I were to just not get on Facebook multiple times a day.
So here's my decision.
I have removed Facebook from my phone. I no longer have instant access to whether or not you are eating a sandwich, going to the gym, or are annoyed by the clerk at Wal-Mart.
I will leave my account up for now since it is the only way some people communicate, but I am going to limit how often I access it.
I love my blog and since my Dad passed it has been a very cathartic tool towards healing. It's also a tool to show our distant family what's going on and how much our children are growing.
But, I also have total strangers who read my ramblings and feel a familiarity towards me and I haven't even met them. I actually had someone greet me by name that I had never met and found out later in the convo that they read my blog and knew a lot about me. It's not that I don't appreciate my readers, I do I really do! It's that it almost steals an opportunity for us to get to know each other vs you knowing me and I couldn't pick you out of a lineup. It actually detracts from making true friends I think.
I will continue to blog about this and that, but I'm going on a Facebook hiatus. If you message me via FB I will get an email alerting me and I will respond, or you could use my personal email or here's a thought...call me or come by! I always have coffee at the ready.
New International Version (NIV)
8 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.