Why I Decided to Give Up Social Media

It was time. I had a Facebook Page since 2010, and before that a MySPACE page since 2005.  When does it get enough of sharing your most intimate moments for people you don’t speak to or haven’t seen in years? When it was just me, as a single woman, no children and really no major responsibilities, it was fun, exciting and a great way to meet new people. But as I entered my 30’s, got married, and planned for my first child, I realized I only want to share these intimate moments with my family and friends that I actually truly know cares about me. I feel like if I am friends with someone on Facebook, but we don’t have each-others phone number or mutual friends, are we truly FRIENDS? The people I consider my friends I can text, pick up the phone and call them, send an email.  We communicate more frequently than not often and I am able to invite them to these intimate moments because they are truly my friends. 

Many people on Social media want to be nosy, or compare their lives to others. Half of most peoples friends are people they went to High=school with but haven’t seen in years and probably didn’t even LIKE in HS. One thing about the internet, once its on there, it gives access to any and everyone to know your business. I use to think, it was alright to post your children but you don’t know what lunatic is lurking or can get access to your kids, location, home etc. I am not trying to be Hippocratic because I once was on social media but find it refreshing to know I have some bit of privacy. I use to faithfully scroll through Instagram and FB when I had the apps, almost like second nature. Now its almost been a year since I disconnected, and don’t miss it at all. If I want to learn the latest gossip, I will try YOUTUBE. Honestly I would rather just BLOG. 

Thanks for Reading!

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11 thoughts on “Why I Decided to Give Up Social Media”

  1. I get it. I closed my FB back in 2012. I was 31 and it was one classmate. Every time I read her post she was either threatening to whoop somebody& bragging about a fight that she had( keep in mind she’s in her 30’s) or she was cussing someone out and telling them they needed the Lord. I got tired of reading crap like that and just erased it. For me, it was a time of watching what I allowed to take in. I haven’t looked back since.

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  2. So glad that you’ve awakened and taken your freedom back. Facebook also ruined my long distance friendships when the friends I had left behind in Brazil no longer wished to keep in contact through e-mail and telephone.

    Thanks for the follow 🙂

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  3. Yea I agree about posting every intimate moment in life, even your kids. I just opened up a Instagram account for my blog, sharing things to encourage others, things that’s not personal and idc if ppl see. But i use it as a way to help ppl…

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  4. Bullying happens so much on anonymous messaging apps. I have been bullied for several years now and it happens mostly on social media. People take advantage of anonymous messaging apps and it happens to so many people. There have been so many suicides because of apps like them. Could you guys sign my petition (and share where possible) to get apps like Sarahah and other anonymous messaging apps banned. They do more harm than good. Here is the petition link:
    https://www.change.org/p/theresa-may-mp-ban-anonymous-messaging-apps-like-sarahah

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