2/22/18 – 2/25/18
I took a few days off the blogging.
I’ve been depressed. Not inordinately so, but enough to not want to try and write about it every day.
I’ve been thinking about what I spoke to my therapist about. While I’m becoming more and more glad that I’ve gotten the poison of “the network” out of my daily routine, I’ve been really thinking about what kinds of connections are important to me.
Continue reading “Unfriending Facebook: Days 7-10”
2/21/18 – Wednesday
I woke up shaken from last night’s dresser debacle. My children and husband are still sleeping as I left for work.
The sky is dark, but there’s a faint pinkish-amber glow to the East. The sun is coming out. The sky is beautiful and I want to take a picture and share with my friends like I usually do whenever there is a beautiful morning. I remember that I’m not on “the network”. I could post to Instagram or Twitter but most of my friends don’t have accounts there.
Continue reading “Unfriending Facebook: Day 6”
2/20/18 – Tuesday
I woke up tired. I had a lot of weird dreams.
I didn’t try to mindlessly swipe to the Facebook App like I had been in days past.
It feels like a scab that I know better than to touch, but the itch is still there.
I miss my friends, especially the ones that spread support and love through Facebook. Continue reading “Unfriending Facebook: Day 5”
2/19/18 – Monday
The morning felt sluggish. I don’t know how my friends are. I feel a huge urge to reactivate the account. I feel like emailing everyone I know, telling them I miss them…
I feel sad.
The downtime I would usually spend scrolling, catching up with people and seeing what things are making my friends happy or frustrated that day felt really rough the first Monday without Facebook.
Continue reading “Unfriending Facebook: Day 4”
2/18/18 – Sunday
I got up and downloaded a stupid game app to fill a little bit of my time while I was still waking up. I know I’m replacing one type of addiction with another, but at least cute little dragons don’t fill me with existential dread.
I decided to make homemade strawberry jam. This was completely out of character for me. It was really fun and my daughter helped. I felt really good to make something from scratch that took a long period of focused time. Continue reading “Unfriending Facebook: Day 3”
2/17/18 – Saturday
I woke up to my second morning trying to open up the app upon first waking.
The number of times I have automatically swiped to the screen on my phone where the app once sat is starting to be embarrassing. Continue reading “Unfriending Facebook: Day 2”
For a long time, I had a blog through blogger and I wondered what the difference was between my blog and the professional looking blogs I had been following and loved. Really, it seemed that my blog lacked polish. These other bloggers had what looked like extensive photography skills and an incredible eye for composition. Continue reading “How to make great digital images for free for your blog, social media campaign or Facebook/Instagram.”