I tried. I tried. I tried.
I trriiieeeddd sneaking back on
my personal Facebook unnoticed.
I triiieedd traveling incognito.
I was only trrryyyyying to reach my Facebook destinations of 'The Writers' Post', 'GBE 2: Blog On' and 'Sandra's Writing Workshop Community.'
When I decided to do my media de-tox and deactivate my personal Facebook page I didn't realize that these amazing writers/writing pages would also deactivate and after trying every which way I knew to attempt to maintain these pages while detoxing from Facebook, it became very clear to me that the only way to be a part of these pages was to reactivate my personal Facebook page and let me just say this, wow.
I wasn't on Facebook two minutes before everyone realized I was on and started messaging me and leaving me messages all over my page! Which, on the one hand is wonderful. It's nice to be missed and in some cases, loved and it feels good to see all of the familiar faces and to reconnect, if only for a brief moment. On the other hand, I could feel myself being sucked back into my greatest time zapper and so I signed out immediately!
I have decided however, given that the majority of the people on my Facebook friends list are in fact friends, people I have known my whole life or have at least met and the fact that I am touched by all of their messages and understand their concerns, all of them knowing of my battle with cancer and the fall out health issues I've been dealing with due to the big C, and, they're my friends ya' know, and they're going through some things too and I should be there for them when they need me. So, I'm going to keep my Facebook active but I'm only going to be interactive on the weekends - with my friends and throughout the week, I'd like to keep up with the writing groups.
No to Facebook games.
No to daily status updates.
No to indepth drama.
Yes to weekend check ins with friends.
Yes to weekly visits to my writing groups.
That is all.
Needless-to-say, I feel as though I have somewhat failed my media detox to a certain degree but then again, not really because I'm not going to be on Facebook every day. And hey, I'm still t.v. free. So that's a plus! And who knows. If I can find a way to be a part of my writing workshops without having to be on Facebook, I will most definitely deactivate again and just put a shout out for everyone's email addresses and kick it old skool. Who knows.