8.29.2007

Life Without Facebook...again

Since last Friday I haven't been on Facebook. That's six days now. Six! I won't lie. It hasn't been easy. Curing this "healthy" addiction isn't all its cracked up to be. But I gotta try.

So why did I deactivate my account? Lots of reasons. One big reason was that it seemed to consume my free time. Am I bored? Spend 15 minutes browsing people's pictures. Another reason was that it didn't seem healthy. I would infer things from Facebook. You can infer lots of things really, some which are probably true and others that are not. So if I could infer about others, certainly others could infer about me.

But besides wasting time and coming to conclusions without much basis, the real thing that bothered me is that it's not as good of a social tool as it's made up to be. I didn't bond to anyone while I was on Facebook. My relationships didn't grow deeper with any of the 108 people who listed me as their friend.

Oh I know, I know. I'm missing the point. And I am sure I am. But if I am your friend, truely your friend, then their should be more to our relationship than leaving two lines posted on your wall.

So I'm rebelling. I'm 26 going on 60. I'll be back on next week, I'm sure of it. Leave me a post!

7 comments:

Kari said...

Oh, Dear Blake. . .

wrong "there," my friend!

It's okay, we're still friends.

kteachjoy said...

Where your picture with Yoda Batman in Japan once stood in my "Top Friends" space there now remains a lonely question mark. So sad!

Maddux said...

You mean that you don't care to share with everyone where all in the world that you have been? What is wrong with you?

I. Loomis said...

I understand what you mean but stay! Come back!!

I was going to write on your wall that I met two of your friends from the Sunset...

Kari said...

one more thing:

Have I told you yet, I'm glad you're bloggoing again? I miss this while you were on hiatus.

Kari said...

ha ha, i totally just said "bloggoing."

Holly said...

Blake, you said it so well that I think there is nothing left to say really. Just make sure to add me as a friend when you get back on...