Monday, February 7, 2011

Hi, my name is Karen, and I'm addicted to Facebook

I decided to take a week off from "social networking" after a friend of mine posted on Facebook on New Year's Eve that she was going to take a month off of Facebook and she'd see us in a month. She made it 26 days before signing back on. I don't know if she felt like she failed but I found it pretty impressive she made it that long.

I spend way too much time on the internet, reading Facebook, posting on message boards, tweeting and even playing several games on Facebook.

I obviously didn't count this blog as part of my social network since I'm here. I did count all message boards, Facebook and Twitter. Email, Googling and blogs are all allowed. I posted a message on my FB wall on Saturday letting everyone know I'd be gone. I'm sure some of my "friends" think it was kind of an attention whore thing to do but I'm online a lot. And after being a way a couple of days of not posting, people start asking me what's going on. Which pretty much proves my point that I spend too much time on there!

I signed off around 7 p.m. Saturday night and I've easily found other things to do. (Maybe this experiment will finally get me blogging regularly?) I spent more time working, more time hanging out with my family and more time reading. I also did some online shopping at today. I'm not sure if that's a plus or a minus yet.

It's kind of sad how much time I spend on those things. And how connected I am. I went ahead and turned off all notifications from Facebook and deleted the app from my phone. Maybe that will also help my phone from committing suicide. It's got a date with an executioner scheduled on February 25 and I can't let it go until  then.

As of day two, I consider it a success. We'll see how I feel tomorrow. Hopefully tomorrow I'll have something more interesting to talk about.


  1. yeah that would never happen with me. I dont have a cell phone right now, just a trac fone which costs like a bajillion dollars to text on, and I feel sooooo lost with out facebook alerts some days lol!!

    I should try it tho...

  2. I haven't even been tempted but mostly because I want to prove I can do it. I will be missing it soon I am sure!

  3. I know how you feel. I wrote a whole blog entry on quitting Facebook and then deleted it 2 weeks later because I couldn't stay away. Like your cat, I am an asshole. New reader, keep blogging!

  4. LOL! I knew I wouldn't be able to do more than a week. And thanks :)