Tuesday 3 January 2012
Facebook Cold Turkey
Yesterday was my first day without Facebook for many years. I've been using it at an increasing rate in recent times having around the clock access via my phone, iPod and laptop and it was getting to be a serious time bandit. So I deactivated the account on Sunday night. At first I feared I had done the wrong thing. How much was I going to miss out on? Would my brother and sisters forget I exist? How was I going to know what was going on in the world!?
Well, yesterday I had a lazy, housebound bank holiday and I decided to list the things I did in those moment where I thought, You know, I'd be on Facebook right now if I had an account.
1. I read a few chapters of Stuart Neville's Stolen Souls.
2. I pulled a little more weight in the housework department.
3. I thought about the writing work I have ahead of me this year.
4. I began to face the reality that I needed to get up earlier to cope with my ongoing to-do list.
5. I watched TV with the kids.
6. I put on some music and sang along as loud as I could.
7. I bathed the mancubs.
8. I bathed the puppy.
9. I played an Xbox game for 45 minutes.
10. I watched two and a half movies (Burke and Hare, Super and Limitless).
11. I allowed myself to think.
12. I drank a few beers.
13. I spent a little time on Twitter.
14. I came up with the idea for this blog post.
15. I asked my wife what was going on with everybody on Facebook.