Update your readers over a cup of coffee

As a participant of the writing course 101 we are asked to make an update via writing about having coffee with a friend.

Image from Wallpaperup

Image from Wallpaperup

If we were having coffee I would tell you that I now feel so more relaxed about having retired than I thought it possible when I left work one and a half-year ago. I enjoy to be able to fill the day with interests and create the content myself.

If we were having coffee I would tell you that I have to plan to meet people and because I like solitude too much. The days run away so quickly as blogging and running take up much time.

If we were having coffee now I would tell you that on today’s running exercise I got the thought that I should give up Facebook profile. It takes too much time to be addicted to on Facebook and I have never quite understood how you use that social media in the best way. My friends have different nationalities and that force me to use two languages. I have friends of different political beliefs and some of them get offended by my observations. I am interested in many things and that has caused me to follow many groups and news medias. It takes a lot of time to read much of what comes on the wall, as I can’t help to read a lot, when it pops up on the screen. I would like to hear your opinion on this before I shot it down. I am afraid to lose contact with some of my own children if I cut it and I would also miss friends from abroad that I have come to treasure in these 6 years with Facebook. As you can guess from my writing here I have not yet made up my mind.

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  1. I’d like to give Facebook up too. I keep it to comment on friends and family posts and enjoy their photos. I send my WordPress blogs to it but never make my own comments on it and rarely does anyone ever comment on my posts.

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  2. If Facebook is sapping your energy, why not just give it a trial vacation. Or even a curated vacation – such as only reading family. Don’t know if this is possible because I decided that Facebook would intrude in my life too much and other than setting up an account have never developed it.

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  3. I feel your pain relative to Facebook, Maria… it’s almost like a “necessary evil” 🙂

    There was a time that I just left it alone for 4 months back in 2012…. and I really, really enjoyed that time. At this point, for me, it’s fairly helpful in terms of networking with some of our supporters back in North America so I keep it, but I’m more and more willing to use it on MY terms and not get “sucked in” with reading articles, videos, etc. that others have shared. One always leads to another and then another. Very quickly a 10min diversion has been 30min (ugh!). So… (when I’m doing well with my resolution) I try to only check it once or twice a day as opposed to “whenever I have a few spare moments”. That seems to be helping. In that sense, Facebook is “there when it’s useful to me” but it’s not “overstaying its welcome”.
    🙂

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