The Easter weekend has been a time of revelation for me. I’ve tried to steer clear of technology, put down the gadgets and focus on the things in my life that really matter – where I’m going with my work, my relationships with my children, my partner and the jobs in our house that have been put off for the last two years while we adjusted to a family of five.
I’ve discovered that I spend far too much time online – something we all probably do too much of – and I’ve also noticed that I waste so much of that precious time on activities that have hardly any benefit to me and my interests in the long run.
One of those things is Facebook. Not the Facebook that has a small collection of friends and family – that one I’ll continue to hold on to. I mean the Facebook Page dedicated to this blog. The likes on that page are slowly trickling away into the ether. The reach of it is dismal and the engagement non existent. It’s a pointless piece of webspace that just isn’t working for Five’s A Fellowship and I think I know the reason why. My readers – you, the person reading this now – are elsewhere. You hang out at different haunts whether it’s Twitter, Google or in an RSS Feed. Facebook doesn’t seem to do it for you or me and that’s okay.
It’s good that I know this. It means that I can get rid of the page, tick it off my to-do list and put the time I’ve gained back into something more worthwhile. Perhaps more time with my kids, more time to work or simply just more time to think.
[Tweet "It's one less bunch of pixels, eating away at my sanity."]
So I’m sorry Facebook. It’s not me, it’s you. You just don’t do it for me anymore. This will be the last time I update you but I’m sure you won’t miss me.