I found that I could use my FB account to promote my hubs. I find some of my readers don't read my hubs until I've posted to FB.
I don't play the games or use many apps(due to the fact the game apps are hackable).
However, I'm not closing my account. I'm glad to see you trying to gain more control, but the true test of your control is suppose to be a test of moderation- learning how to control the things you are supposedly addictive to. Leaving it open, so the temptation is widely available, and resisting the urge to use it, demonstrates true control of oneself.
I'm chuckling, because to me it's HubPages that is so addictive! I had both HP and FB open at the same time today, and it was an age before I saw that I had received chat messages on Facebook. But I think Cagsil has a point, that resisting temptation can be a test of self-control. I would add (from myself, not from Cagsil), that it is also a measure of maturity to recognize that some kinds of temptation simply need to be avoided entirely, and to avoid them. Sounds like that's what you've done - good for you!
I sign in for the day, check my wall, update my status, post any new hubs, 'like' those I'm promoting, check in the evening and that's about it. I enjoy seeing new pics, or seeing what people are doing. It's an easy way to stay in touch with family and do some networking.
I agree...Hubpages is very addictive! When I first started a few months back I was hooked on these forums! I had to stop forums for a while to get some writing done! I am right at hitting 100 hubs now, so I'm allowing myself to do forums a little!
Facebook isn't addictive to me! LOL! It was these forums that did me in!! LOL
I deactivated my FB account for a few months because of some predatory "friends" whom I have since blocked. During that period, my mom wrung her hands and paced the floor because she could no longer see actively what I was up to, which is the way she's kept in touch with most of our family members. I've since reactivated, but am more selective about "friends."
Mom is happy. Mom deserves every happiness in the world. So FB it is for me, and I don't mind getting extra reads on my hubs by a little promotion once in a while there.
I still have my business facebook ( which I hardly use because my feed updates it ) but, I understand being selective with friends on your personal account.
I deactivated once before too, and my best friend kept getting messages asking where I had gone. She was very annoyed and told me to get back on and apologize for leaving so abruptly. This time I said a dramatic good bye and offered to keep in touch through email. lol!
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