For a while now I have been bothered by Facebook. I like being connected to friends, but I think it is impersonal and a little freaky. I know there are limits you can put so the whole world can't see what you post, but I don't completely believe it. I know the blog is the same way, but for some reason I feel it is different. I may change my mind later. I love posting pictures of my cute kids, pretty much that is all I do. It was nice to update the world, esp. when Riley was in the NICU. I loved the support and comments. In some regard I am the girl that needs that, but there is also the other side of me that is protective and afraid for my children. I want to keep them safe. The world is getting creepier. I am normally not one to think this way.
I am not one that spends a lot of time looking at Facebook. I usually thumb through it while feeding Riley. My Facebook time amounts to less than 30 minutes a day. But, when added up, that is a lot of time. I don't see the benefit to be updated on random information in peoples lives. Facebook is very impersonal- if I am using Facebook to stay updated on my friends and that is the only way, I feel sad for myself. I am the girl that likes to get on the phone or make a visit. To keep up my friendships I want to become more personal and make a better effort in showing those I love that I really do care by my actions and words.
Another reason of giving up Facebook is plainly I feel the spirit is telling me to. I know that is weird. But?! I have been bothered by Facebook for quiet sometime. I can't put my finger on it, but I just don't feel good about it. I am not saying it is bad for anyone. I have no problem having Ryan keep his up, but for some reason, for me, I feel prompted to close my account. So, can't argue with that. So good-bye to the digital world of Facebook'ing.
To all my friends I will still be here on my blog, one that is more personal and real.