Yesterday I decided to quit using Facebook (except for blogging purposes.) I’m still keeping my Business pages. (Speaking of, have you “Liked” Life as Lauren Mikael on Facebook yet?) Having a personal Facebook is just too much of a distraction for me, I’ve wasted so much of my time over the years mindlessly scrolling through my newsfeed to see what friends are up to…time that I could have spent doing something productive, like writing or taking photos….or laundry. Ha!
On Wednesday I got my camera (Canon 5D Mark III) out of the camera bag for the first time in almost two years. It made me realize how much I really have missed photography.
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I’ve had a Facebook account since 2006. It’s 2020 now, it’s time for a change. I’m tired of seeing negative news stories pop up in my feed, and of seeing the same meme over and over again. I’m ready for hanging out with friends in real life, where they can tell me what they have been up to, not reading about it on a status update. Granted, with Covid still around hanging out with people has pretty much come to a halt. When that is under control though I’m gonna be wanting to spend way more time with friends than I have in the past. I’ve never been good at that…I’m accidentally a loner.
I’m pretty much telling you all of this to hold myself accountable. If I tell you guys I’m off Facebook I won’t go back to it in a few days; I’ll stay off of it for good. Just like when I told you I wasn’t going to see Jonathon anymore. If I write about not doing something anymore it makes it much easier to stick to my decision.
If I wasn’t a writer I would quit social media and never look back, but since blogs are on the internet you pretty much have to share them to every social media account you have to get people to read what you wrote.
Earlier this year I took an online blogging course to help my blog get off the ground. The teachers of this course said something that stuck with me “You can own a sandwich shop and sell the best sandwiches around…but no one will come to it if you don’t tell them that you have a shop.” I may have paraphrased a little, I’m not sure…that was back in February a lot has gone on since then.
Oh and since it is Friday, I want to sneak in a little Fangirl Friday before I end this post. Remember a few months ago when I told you about The Roads Below? Well they released a new song not too long ago called “Where That Tattoo Ends” it’s so good! You guys…I have basically been listen to it on repeat ever since it came out at the beginning of this month.
Listen to it below:
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