Post # 1
The title says it all. I am off the grid.
I feel like social media didn’t add any value to my life. I will miss pictures of animals, a couple of funny friends’ posts, but that is about it.
It feels weird being disconnected but I genuinley feel like the majority of people (on my “friends list”) were just nosy, braggadocius or ignorant on Facebook.
I feel invisible and I like it. My private life feels private, and when going through hard times I think that is important. I never understood those long, attention seeking facebook posts about hardships one is facing.
Anyone delete and find themselves better off for it?
Post # 2
lolita1027: Well done you. I personally have never gone off the grid but I can totally see the appeal. I hope you are ok x
Post # 3
lolita1027: i am on Facebook but i do not post anything.
I gave up on it years ago but stay on the site because it seems like the best form of communication for friends and family. It’s the only way I find out about weddings, births, etc.
I dont use Twitter or Instragram or any other forums.
I find that facebook does not add to my life in a positive way. The bragging and nonsense on the website is to phony for my liking.
Post # 4
I tend to have a 2 month social media hiatus a year. I find it cleansing! In the end though, the value for me of having connections to friends and family flung far and wide across the globe makes the annoyances worthwhile with FB most of the time.
I will say, I have a friend list of under 150 which helps.
You can still be on social media and keep your private life private. There is no obligation to post anything. I live by the mantra that I don’t post anything I wouldn’t want my Grandmother or my Boss to read and it keeps me sweet 🙂
Having said all that I am sure you have weighed up the + and – !
Post # 5
lolita1027: I was off it for about 2 years, it was awesome! I came back on because I was missing a few things. I’m thinking of going back off, too, mostly. I do like the neighborhood and group pages I’m in, though. The neighborhood ones keep me apprised of new restaurants and businesses coming and going. And I’m part of a couple gardening groups where I can ask questions. I think I’d stay and just do that.
Post # 6
- Wedding: November 2017 - France
No, I’m a very antisocial person and the only way I’m social is through social media. I literally do not call or hang out with anybody but my family and I live in another country now so social media it is.
Post # 7
I love my pictures of cute puppies and stuff too much to get off instagram, but I don’t really post. I don’t think I’ll ever delete FB account, but I do a friend clense every now and then which is freeing too. Haven’t see or talk to you in 2 years? Remove friend. High school “friend” that I probably woudln’t even recognize on the street. Remove. Friend of a Friend I met once at a party? Remove.
Post # 8
- Wedding: May 2016 - Rock Island Lake Club
lolita1027: yes! I am all for those who want to delete social media. I deleted my Facebook about a year ago and haven’t regretted it once. I felt like Facebook was just a pot for people to start drama. I do still have instagram, but only follow closest friends and family and a ton of animals 🙂
Post # 9
I’m not completely off social media but a few years ago I deleted everyone who wasn’t family or an actual in real life friend. Best decision ever!
Post # 10
I have never been on Facebook or Instagram and whenever I tell people that they look at me like I have a thousand heads and then give me pity looks like, “oh you poor thing, you are so lonely and out of the loop.” I stay in touch with people I care about through these things called phones or meet with them in person if they live near me. Everyone else…well…I don’t really care about what they’re doing and don’t care if they know what I’m doing either. I read the news online. I don’t like the idea that people I don’t know can find out personal things about me (who my friends are, etc.) through a Facebook page. I made the mistake of joining myspace yearsss ago already after it was getting lame because someone swore to me that I just HAD to try social media…I did and it was a total waste of time and energy. Good for you OP that you escaped!! I wish more people would get with the program and enjoy REAL friendships, not Facebook friend BS.
Post # 11
Yes, I quit facebook 2 (or maybe 3?) years ago and I love not being on it. I realized I was wasting an average of one hour a day on it, and not getting anything out of it. At times, I feel a little disconnected, like “I wonder what [insert name here] is up to?” but honestly if I care enough about the person I will call or text them.
I loved having facebook in college, but I feel so happy to be off of it.
I echo maymrswinks: in saying I wish people would disconnect and appreciate REAL life.
Post # 12
maymrswinks: THIS! Never ever and I dont get the hype.
Post # 13
I have a FB page… for things, causes, people I like, the Presidential candidate I support, authors I love, etc. I don’t even use my real name.
It suits my needs and I enjoy reading my page.
Post # 14
I keep social media but my settings are very private. I haven’t had a cell phone in a few years though and I love it. All of those “filler” texts people send is seriousysl not missed.
Post # 15
I have Facebook but do not post on it. I haven’t even updated my status to say I’m engaged, and now married. I feel like if someone is really my friend, they will know what’s happening in my life without Facebook. I have been contemplating deleting it but never follow thru. Good for you, girl. I hope you’re doing okay 💐