Post # 1
I deleted Facebook the day I posted the “typical I just got engaged” selfie with the ring. Of course it got hundreds of likes and everyone throwing the typical congratualtions at me but it also made quick turn around to an ex boyfriend who was LEGIT crazy. Crazy as in I had a restraining order against him 5 years ago! He was blocked from all my content but because he works with some of my ex co workers, he found out through. He went crazy, blew up my phone and my fiance’s phone. Posted horrible things about me on Facebook to the point I was in tears. It ruined the moment for me. I decided then and there that the important people in my life, I have ways to contact them other than Facebook. Also, disconnecting from social media has been one of the best decisions I have ever made. I work for a giant company that has over 500 employees and everytime I would ignore a friend request from a co worker, they treated me different lol. I just couldn’t believe how one picture resurfaced such an ugly situation from before I even met my fiance. I just want a private and personal little wedding, we are having less than 100 guests. I don’t feel it needs to be broadcasted over social media just to PROVE I got married. Sigh.
Post # 2
Good on you!
I constantly have second thoughts about deleting my FB, but amongst my friendship groups and families there are a few group message chats that I like to be involved in. I almost never post and rarely even scroll through my feed.
Post # 3
I honestly hate facebook. I’ve been thinking about starting a blog specifically for family and friends who don’t live near me to be able to see what I’m up to. It woukd be so much easier to do that and get rid of facebook. Idk if anyone would actually read it though, lol.
Post # 4
I had a FB hiatus for just over two months at the start of the year. I was too involved and got quite riled up everytime people would post uneducated and ignorant propaganda without ever doing proper research or using independant thought.
I am back ‘on’ now, but deleted 50% of my ‘friends’, block comments when I don’t like them, and only look at the site once a day. I rarely post myself. It is a fantastic tool in terms of keeping in touch with old friends and loved ones far away, but these days I am much more likely to just pick up the phone if I really want to engage with someone.
I am very sad to hear of the experience you had OP. Crazy exes. *shakes head.*
Post # 5
Weddingbee is my only social media. Canceled facebook 5 years ago and never did myspace or twitter. What goes online stays online forever. I don’t need something on a silly facebook page to come back to haunt me years down the road. Just one tagged drunken Bachlorette party pic can show up on a background check and sacrifice a future job. Not worth it.
Post # 6
Yes I deleted my FB account and I;m happy to have done so. Wasn’t any particular bad experience but it got to be really a tedious chore-like thing rather than fun. Too many unimportant things and ads and things you just don’t need to know about ……………
Post # 7
Wow I’m so sorry to hear that happened! Clearly, like you made the right choice in going unplugged.
For me, I still have my facebook but use the block feature pretty heavily and no longer use my real name. I posted one engagement photo and immediately had a private facebook message from my estranged father asking about the wedding and when he should get his flight. I had a breakdown but ultimately decided I wasn’t going to let one asshole ruin the way I want to share my joy. If I get any more messages, however, I’ll probably go delete facebook altogether.
Post # 8
I’ve heard so many horror stories about the “crazy ex” but never thought that would happen to me! Funny thing is, he was my first actual relationship right outside of high school. I must have been so wonderful and fantastic he felt the need to act a fool. It was just mortifying the status I saw he posted about me. And of course, everyone believes it and looks at me like I’m the psycho. Oy vey. Why can’t he just let me be happy and move on?!