When I gave up Facebook for Lent, I thought it would be hard. It was at first, but then it became easier. Much easier. To the point that I didn’t get on FB until the Tuesday after Easter. When I did, I started “unfriending” people I never interact with and unsubscribing to the posts of others. It’s kind of nice, because I now only see posts from my family and very close friends. It’s lessened my time on FB to practically nothing.
This actually was not my intended goal of why I gave up FB for Lent. My goal was to give up something that would be very hard to do without. No longer caring very much about FB is a sense of freedom. It doesn’t take up my time anymore.
I wish I could be that way about other things on the internet. It’s very hard. I am subscribed to 15 or so blogs, some of which are daily. After the events of the last several weeks, and vacation. I am way far behind on reading them. But, I’ll get to them all eventually.
I’m tired of interacting with people through social media! Yes, it’s great to keep up with family and friends, especially long distance friends. I feel the need to have more face to face contact though. I need this type of interaction, but it’s hard with not having many friends here.
As I was catching up this morning on TED Talks that I’ve missed, this one really hit home with me. I don’t want to be a person who can’t have a conversation, who only has internet friends. I almost feel like I’m turning into that person. But, for this past week, I haven’t interacted much at all online. That’s a good thing. It’s time for me to really start connecting in person.
Here’s a shout out to Ella for introducing me to TED Talks. I’ve been hooked ever since!