The cool thing about not having facebook is I had more time. Attention is the most important resource we have. What are you doing with your time? What are you paying attention to?
In my previous post. I wrote about me quitting facebook.Its interesting how Everett Bogue of Far Beyond the Stars wrote about the Exodus from Facebook the same week I quit facebook. I was wondering what it meant. Maybe people are realizing that they have a life and they need to pay attention to it.
What’s really interesting is that when I was announcing to my friends that I’m quitting facebook and that I was worried that I’d lose contact with some of the people I enjoyed talking to. Its cool that I made more friends in the process. People I was close to kept in touch through email. Some acquaintances who I never thought I had anything in common with came out some through email and some followed me on twitter. When I left facebook I had a lot of facebook likes on my blog from my friends.
Now I have more time to do the things that are important. Some of the people who tried to stop me told me that I was missing a lot and losing things from quitting facebook. What did I really lose? I’d like to encourage you to make your own list and no I’m not asking you to delete your facebook account. I can’t make you do anything you don’t want to do.
Just in case you’re curious about what it’s like to not have a facebook account, here’s what I lost by quitting facebook.
1. I don’t know what everyone in my network is thinking, eating, buying, going to, and feeling.
2. If someone is feeling down I’m not affected because I don’t see it in my wall.
3. I have one less distraction when I go online.
4. I don’t get to spend a day reminiscing about my past or stalking people I haven’t seen in a long time.
5. I don’t check around to see if people I’d like to talk to are online in facebook chat.
6. I lost my ability to just login to facebook and stare at the facebook.
7. I don’t have to think of a status message, like or share a link, Untag marketing images I get tagged in and so on.
8.I get to disappear from the world of people I don’t really care about.
Heck, the people I care about have stayed in touch with me even before I had facebook so I don’t think anything’s still going to change. So there you have it. This post is starting to sound like a facebook hater’s post so I’ll stop right here. I just cant believe how cool it is to finally loosen this burden from facebook.
What’s so great about life after facebook? Its simple really. I have one less thing to check and I have more time and attention to spend on people who are important.
I’m writing this blog because I believe you are important. Now with everything said and done, let’s move on with life as I prepare to write my next post. Hopefully something you could really learn from.