The benefits will include more personal time to read my Bible, engage with the Prayer Room, and work on new crafty projects like these:
|Bright snugly baby blanket - free pattern here.|
|Little Crochet Duck Toy - free pattern here.|
|Roman Shades - for a friend - from this pattern.|
That is why I have decided to get off the network, the net is just too much work. I sit down for five minutes and five minutes turns into an hour and a half. I have no self control. When I do walk away I've accomplished nothing of significance and I've only learned about people in the way that they want me to see them.
At heart I've always been a face to face kind of girl. So what has been the hardest parts to give up?
- The ease of making birthday party invitations and the ease of receiving them.
- The ease of receiving meal sign ups after someone has a baby.
- The joy of seeing mobile uploaded pictures after someone has a baby.
- The ease of receiving news on my small group, are we having it, or aren't we?
- The joy of talking to people back in Peoria via the new facebook video chat.
I find it funny that my list has very little to do with checking people's status updates or making status updates of my own. I pretty much use facebook as a glorified email, but it is so much more distracting than my gmail account. So, it has to go.
However, I will keep my account active so that I can still receive personal messages which are then forwarded to my cell phone. What a snazzy gift technology is, I can check facebook personal messages without even getting on facebook, and then reply via regular email. Coolness.
I will also keep my account active for the somewhat rarely scheduled, aforementioned video chats with family back home. Now that my mother has a job it is less likely that we will be chatting as often, but when we do, I still have the ease of facebook video chatting. Sigh.
You know what, I may even sneak on from time to time to look for baby pictures when I know someone is due. Especially all my Kansas City friends who I don't get nearly enough phone time with these days. Gotta be able to see their new babies.
For the rest of the time though, don't bother posting things to my wall, I won't see them.
Now I am wondering though if unplugged is an accurate term...... perhaps it is more like 'using the system' without being a part of the system on a regular basis. I"m going to use the perks and lose the daily addiction. There just isn't a cute quick way to say all that in the title of my post.
One more perk for losing the facebook addiction.....I will hopefully have more time to blog.