After the confrontation from the obscure girl from my childhood on Facebook the other day, I found myself withdrawing and hiding from posting on Facebook much. In fact, I even messaged a friend and said, “Hey I’m not going to be posting my workout pictures on Facebook, but on Instagram instead. So for a week, I stopped posting much on Facebook. I found that IF I posted a status update or a picture I was fearful of the backlash or firestorm that could possibly ensue. So I withdrew. What I found was pretty interesting. I found that without a phone in my face 24/7, I was more fully invested in my family’s life. I didn’t feel as much internal pressure to put myself out there for the world to see. I actually really liked it.
Another interesting tidbit that I found is since the only real thing I was posting on FB was a link to my blog, my blog readership tripled, it was the weirdest and coolest thing that happened last week.
So I have decided that I’m not going to be posting my moment by moment life events anymore on FB. It was becoming more of a chore than an enjoyment. Plus I feel like it opens me up to constant criticism and attack and quite honestly, I just don’t need it!
This life is too hard already without some random person thinking they know me from Facebook, get all up in my face. Now don’t get me wrong, some of you I feel like I know, even if we haven’t met in person and I would seriously take your input, if done in a respect manner to heart. BUT probably 90% of the rest of you I would NOT, example the girl who confronted me. Instead, I’m going to become quite familiar with the unfriend button from now on. I have close people in my life who speak hard truth to me and those are the people I will listen to!! The rest of you, just sit back enjoy my journey and keep your mouth shut OR unfriend me. Either way, I’m no longer going to stress about it.