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I deleted my facebook today... now what

  1. LSKing profile image83
    LSKingposted 6 years ago

    I've decided to delete my facebook page to concentrate on writing more. I just have no self control when it comes to signing in and out of that addictive facebook. Now maybe I will get some work done.

    I hope I don't go through withdrawal lol!

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      cookingdivaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Wow, I do not have FB account yet for the same reason. I have no self control :-) Let us know how it works out for you.

    2. balthasarcontent profile image55
      balthasarcontentposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      haha, good for you!  FB is a timesink.  Now you can get some real work done!

    3. sarovai profile image66
      sarovaiposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Good choice. Be steady with your commitment.

    4. warchild75 profile image46
      warchild75posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Yes!!! you can get your life back!

    5. saleheensblog profile image61
      saleheensblogposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      lol I was mafia war addicted. I reached lvl 1000 just in 6-8 months. But HP and learning English, SEO etc. have been my new addiction and I no more waste hour after hour in fb now.

      1. LSKing profile image83
        LSKingposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Today was hard.... I think I have the shakes lol!

        1. Shadesbreath profile image87
          Shadesbreathposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Be strong.  The more of the easy forms of amusement you turn off, the ones that provide an empty, unearned sense of joy and accomplishment, the more real accomplishments you will achieve.

        2. Pandoras Box profile image68
          Pandoras Boxposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Hang in there, girl. You can do it!

          Go write it off.

  2. lrohner profile image84
    lrohnerposted 6 years ago

    Good luck! You're one step ahead of me. I haven't even really figured the darn thing out yet! smile

    1. LSKing profile image83
      LSKingposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      you are better off.... get out while you can lol!

  3. Cagsil profile image60
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    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.

    But, good luck either way. smile

    1. LSKing profile image83
      LSKingposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I still have a facebook page for business purposes. I was referring to my personal account.

      I did exercise control by giving up something that I enjoy. I could very well easily reactivate my account. Now that will require some strength on my part.

  4. Aficionada profile image91
    Aficionadaposted 6 years ago

    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!

    1. Barbara Kay profile image85
      Barbara Kayposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I am getting hooked on these forums too, so I don't know which is the worst of two evils.

    2. LSKing profile image83
      LSKingposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Yes, thank you. I thought the same thing. I'm growing up I guess lol!

  5. rebekahELLE profile image89
    rebekahELLEposted 6 years ago

    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.

  6. libby101a profile image60
    libby101aposted 6 years ago

    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

    1. Pandoras Box profile image68
      Pandoras Boxposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Me too for awhile. And I never got much into facebook either.

      I figure I'd like facebook alot better if they had a dislike button.

  7. Hestia DeVoto profile image62
    Hestia DeVotoposted 6 years ago

    I have never used Facebook.  I think I'm the last person in the world who hasn't but I sort of like it that way.

    1. KristenGrace profile image60
      KristenGraceposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Haha - my mom never used facebook either!  Matter of fact, she calls the Internet "cyber space" still...

      Anyway, I agree with those who commented on HP being more addictive - I love it here smile

      1. LSKing profile image83
        LSKingposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Oh gosh... so you mean I may have traded in one addiction for another?

        1. Cagsil profile image60
          Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          More or less. lol lol But, make sure you have fun while being addicted. lol

          1. KristenGrace profile image60
            KristenGraceposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Yup, yup - True story !

        2. Pandoras Box profile image68
          Pandoras Boxposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Yes but done right this one can be lucrative! (At least, that's what I keep telling my husband.) wink

  8. Daniel Carter profile image91
    Daniel Carterposted 6 years ago

    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.

    1. LSKing profile image83
      LSKingposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      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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