I was blissfully enjoying a six month hiatus from Facebook and loving every minute of my detachment from social media. Except for one thing: I sorely missed the support and guidance from a group for mothers of special needs children, support I was not receiving from any other source.
For this reason alone I reactivated my account. I rejoined two other groups I had found useful, so just in case anyone sees my name there I feel I need to disclose my participation, as not to be a hypocrite.
I haven’t forgotten about any of the reasons why I deactivated in the first place, so I came up with a very strict list of rules to adhere to. So far so good. The list is as follows:
- Do not Friend anyone or accept Friend requests.
- Do not install the Facebook app on my phone.
- Do not follow anyone or get group notifications.
- If scrolling a group, skip any post with the word BRAG. I don’t think favorably upon those who feel need to show off their accomplishments. Additionally, scroll past names of individuals who have been known to whine, kvetch, or otherwise radiate a negative vibe in their posts.
- No commenting, ‘liking’ posts, or posting statuses.
With all these rules in place, it’s kept Facebook boring enough to avoid it. Besides, life is just too busy to waste time in a timesuck like Facebook.
Thanks for reading.
Karen, T.K.K. Home Organizing Solutions in R/BS
December 9, 2017