No news is good news.

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Self-Portrait

Ever need to get away from it all and unplug for a little bit?

Two weeks ago I decided to just go ahead and do it, and I couldn’t be happier about my decision.  Now I’m not talking about completely disconnecting from my online life, that’d be crazy!! Baby steps, people! But… I did deactivate my personal Facebook account and haven’t been online as much since doing that. Notice I didn’t say “delete” my Facebook account. Of course I’ll be back again at some point, I think?

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This made me laugh. As much as I love attention, quitting Facebook isn’t really what I’d do to get it, I mean seriously…. I have boobs! Big, round, fake, attention getting boobs. See, have your attention now, don’t I?

The last couple of years I’ve become a bit addicted to Facebook. I’m always on it, even if I’m not interacting.  Not that that really bothers me too much. I thoroughly enjoy the online friendships and it’s a great place to keep in touch with old friends, and family. I’m the type that loves to know all about you, wants to see your kids, your pets, your selfies, and your daily activities….in a non-stalkery sort of way…. yeah, yeah, let’s go with that. I’m also the type that will look in your windows if you leave your curtains open though…in a non-pervy way of course *ahem*.   I suppose this is one of the reasons I enjoy self-portraits so much, it’s an extra glimpse into the lives of others.

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I definitely don’t text and drive, but I have on many occasions closed Facebook on my PC to immediately pick up my phone and check it again, just in case I missed something important, you know….like photos of what everyone is eating for lunch.

Every time I’ve thought about taking a break I’d come up with a couple of reasons why I couldn’t, these were easy excuses for me to use to stay connected.

  1. I’ll lose touch with everyone.
  2. If I deactivate or delete my personal page, my other pages will automatically go inactive as well.

I have a few Facebook pages, including the one attached to this blog that is run by my personal page.  I didn’t want to lose those and couldn’t see how to keep one without the other.

So I posed the question on Facebook asking if anyone knew a way around this, thankfully a few friends did and were able to show me the loophole.  Once I knew how to do it it took me a few days to convince myself that it was for the best.

See, as much as I love seeing all the good that everyone is up to, it also comes with all the bad negative drama as well.  If you have Facebook you know what I’m talking about. *cough, cough* Politics…among other things.

One of the first things I do in the morning is check all of my online accounts, Facebook being one of them. Most mornings I’d checked it just to read the messages I received, but then I’d see my news feed and get sucked in. I would start to scroll through some stuff, skip some other stuff, read some comments, and more comments, and conversations, and before I knew it I’d be over an hour in and extremely annoyed with myself for wasting so much time on reading news I couldn’t give two shits about. Not the best way to start the day, and not the way I wanted to spend any free time I had throughout the afternoons and evenings.

At the moment, I don’t miss it at all!  I still chat with my friends and family, only now it’s on my blogs Facebook page, and instead of my news feed being filled with negativity and dumb fucking Minion memes, seriously with the Minion memes… STOP! It makes zero sense to post a photo of a Minion with a deep and meaningful fucking quote!

Let me indulge a bit on this pet-peeve. Why in the fuck would these quotes need a Minion with them?!!! Grrrrrr…..

This one however…perfectly acceptable!

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Tangent there… what was I saying?

Oh yeah, now I get to log onto my blogs Facebook page, read messages and chat, and only see whatever I post there, no negative BS, not my friends or family bickering, no news reports filled with all the bad stuff going on in this world. In this case….ignorance is a bit blissful.

Of course, I’m still a social media whore….but now I’m a happier one. Nothing better than a happy whore, am I right?

You know where to find me….here at the Blog, Instagram, Twitter, Flickr, G+, Email, Smoke signals, Ouija board, AshleyMadison.com… I’m kidding, just seeing if you’re paying attention!

“Type hard, like you mean it!”

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8 thoughts on “No news is good news.

  1. I’m happy for you in that You’re cutting down your FB involvement, I know that it can get very time consuming and no-one procrastinates more than me!
    I have old friends from real life and a former Job that I now only know through FB, family members that I very rarely see in life but who I can ‘spy’ on using FB and a blogger friend who tends to post more on FB than She does on Her Blog! (No, not you, this Lady lives on a Boat in France!). Some of these I can only contact through FB, as I don’t have any other details for them!

    Boobies, Ah Boobies, I don’t normally appreciate Plastic enhancements. Your Girlies however really DO suit You, in a slightly overdone Wonderbra sort of way and with Your careful editing of the self portraits they very often look completely natural.

    Minions… I live 50 Miles from the Village of Minions, where the Film company paid for the ‘Welcome to Minions’ sign to be modified when the film came out!

  2. Most of the time, Facebook is all about the dramma. I don’t get on that much and when I do, I have to filter through it all. I did however find a way to unfollow friends without befriending them. This is good for family members who talk… talk… talk… share…. talk….. OMG. I think it’s working.

      • I keep my friends down too. I don’t have time to be nosy with everyone else’s life. I have too much of my own going on!
        So if you click the little arrow next to post, you will see unfollow as am option. You can always go to someone wall if you really want to, or you can just see the people you really want to see.

  3. Good for you. I have resisted joining Facebook. My wife says it’s because I’m a selfish fuck who doesn’t care about people. She is 50% right. I’d rather communicate with the people in my life face to face or phone or via sexting. It is nice to stumble across an acquaintance you haven’t seen in 20 years, but maybe you haven’t talked to them in 20 years for a reason. I’m glad you are keeping your blog and Flickr. I like your photography. And I’m also curious to see how your big round fake boobs are doing. Cause that’s important too.

    • I hate speaking on the phone, or even face to face sometimes, so much harder to just walk away from people when they are right in front of you.lol I still enjoy chatting with everyone, the blog and Flickr are great outlets for that so I’ll be sticking around for sure. As for my boobs….they are fan-fucking-tastic! You’ll have to take my word on it. 😀

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