Post # 1
Has anyone else done it? How did you fill your free time? Because, honestly, as someone who is an hour away from the nearest town big enough to accomodate even a Walmart and new to the area, and therefore without acquaintances or people to see, I have zero life. I guess I just want to stay off for good, and I am a little unsure of how?
Post # 3
Hmm…I didn’t delete mine, but I really only check it once in the morning and once at night to see if FI sent me any messages (his phone broke and it’s the only way we can communicate right now).
For me, I fill a ton of time being on Weddingbee, Wedinator and CNN (good mix, lol, I know). The great thing about Weddingbee and CNN is that they’re constantly being updated, and Wedinator is just hilarious.
Have you ever played Sushi Cat? You should Google it, I used to waste a ton of time playing it.
If you want to be more productive, lol, you can always take up knitting or scrapbooking or try out new recipes!
Post # 4
::Gasp!:: What have you done?!?!
Seriously though, good for you. I’m trying to get myself weaned off of fb a little, too, and try actually calling people on the phone to get together instead of just reading their status and considering us caught up!
I’m a big reader, so I’d be heading to the library more if I dropped my nasty fb habit. I love the library! Free books!
Post # 5
(As I just switch over from updating my status on Facebook to checkin up on Weddingbee)
I don’t know if I can totally cut facebook out of my life forever, but I do really want to wean myself from it. Sometimes I really feel that I’m tired of knowing so much about other peoples business and I just want to go back to my little world. Facebook kinda makes an obsession out of knowing every once of another person. Its kinda the premier, legal stalking site. Sometimes it just gets to be too much.
With that said, I still don’t think I can delete it. I live about 2-4 hours away from family so I use it to keep up with everyone and make sure all is well. I am really trying to go from checking it mulitpal times a day to just 1 or 2. The days I actually do go 24 hours and not check it I actually get a little proud of myself. =)
Post # 6
wow, delete facebook? blasphamy! lol…just kidding. i think it’s good for you if you deleted it. its probably better. but i would never be able to delete mine!
Post # 7
You know deactivating and deleting are two different things, right? Actually deleting a FB account is really difficult. There are a lot of threads out there (not on WB) that can help you navigate it. If you simply deactivate, your info is still there and accessible to FB and the other companies it releases your info to (including any games/apps you used on FB).
Post # 8
I am so happy I never got into the constant facebook updating/game playing/etc.
I have one, but I check it maybe once a week or so.
I belong to a networking group that does all their meeting invites on facebook, so I have to keep it for that. But otherwise I’ll occasionally go in and check up on people I haven’t talked to in years, or go and untag an unflattering picture but there is so much else I could be spending my time doing… like posting on the bee. 😉
Post # 9
I’ve thought about it but I like the nostalgia of being in touch with school and college friends. Though when I say in touch we don’t phone or really chat on fb apart from the odd status comments or rare wall posts so really I suppose what is the point? I spend my time on here and it’s much more fun 😉
Post # 10
@farmgirl2106: Good for you! I’ve also been thinking of cutting FB. Way too much drama & crap.
If you’re looking for web-based things to fill your time…StumbleUpon.com. It’s like crack.
Post # 11
My husband deleted his facebook account a while ago and has never looked back. I have deleted it for a little while but then reactivated it. I fill my time with Weddingbee and have recently added a bunch of blogs from the January 2011 blog list to my google reader. I also have a blog myself so I try to keep up with that.
Post # 12
@crayfish: Yes, I know. 🙂 It’s actually deleted. Well, technically its deactivated for the obligatory 14 days I have until deletion takes place (as long as I don’t log in).
And thanks to everyone for the advice. I will definitely look into some of those sites/activities!
Post # 13
Hun, you rock! I deleted mine about a week and a half ago. Surprisingly enough, you kind of adjust when you just don’t think about it. The first couple of days were hardest for me, not because it was an addiction (at least I did not think of it as one), but because it was a habit for me to log in at the same time as my email account. Good Luck! >.<