I am not sure about you – but keeping up with x, y, and z, learning about the latest this, and the newest that is pure exhausting. I gave up Facebook over a year ago (still happy about that), really fell off of twitter in the last few weeks, and even stopped posting here. Why? I am overwhelmed. I really need to re-assess what is important and re-focus. Anyone else feeling completely overwhelmed by everything out there? Heaven forbid I miss out on something…
A few months ago I closed my Facebook account in order to try and stop wasting so much time on my computer/iPad/iPhone looking at my friend’s and family’s daily statuses, game play activity, and other garbage that got fed to me. Since then – I have not looked back and have been enjoying more quality time actually talking to people and not reading about them. I am more and more people are doing the same thing and actually enjoying turning their phone off, not using Facebook, and not being tied down to Twitter.
I commend them as it is really nice to spend the time – once checking out who was getting new crops in Farmville – actually picking up the phone and talking with someone or going and doing something with friends and family. Take one day or a weekend and every time you want to check out Facebook – actually call someone. You will find it is much more enjoyable. Seriously – do you really care if person x you sort of knew a few years back is taking a walk? Time is too precious!
Just as we all need a vacation from work, etc – I needed a vacation from blogging. I took a month off to think about what I wanted to do with this and my other blogs, as well as my presence on Twitter, Facebook, etc.
I have been thinking about the time I spend on Facebook and I blame the time I spend reading about x person needing y item in z game and I realized I do not need it and do not want it.
I have this blog, my company blog, my son’s blog and now the twin’s blog that have been also light on postings and I am going to change that. The time I once spent on reading garbage – will now be spent on sites that actually matter to me.
I will still be on Twitter and in fact will probably be more active on that, but it feels good to get rid of Facebook (especially since I heard W made it onto Facebook today).
Expect more old school Jappler posts in the next coming days, weeks and months!
I cannot tell you how bothered I am when my “news feed” is littered with all sorts of updates about zoo this, farmville that. I like to keep up to date on family friends but I really do not care about the games they are playing which I am not participating in. Fortunately – Facebook allows you to “hide” statuses from applications.
If you want to hide these as well (or anyone in your newsfeed which you might not really care about) – simply hover over the status update and a “hide” link will appear. You can either block that application or the person.
This made my day!
Here are some links I found interesting over the last week.
- Wii Sports Resort I am really looking forward to this. Archery, basketball, table tennis, and more. Get ready!
- AD Gallery Wow – another great jQuery gallery plugin. This combines all of my favorite functionalities in one.
- Import your WordPress blog into Facebook Hmm, I know at least one person who might like this.