Social media has become an essential in our lives. Almost everyone has some sort of social meda profile, whether it’s Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram or a blog (I happen to have all listed). It’s the only way we connect with each other these days. Seldom do we actually call people or make weekly meet-ups a thing.
Sometimes I consider deleting my Facebook account for a few good reasons. I think we all go through this “wanting to delete our profile” mindset more than once, and I’m sure we all want to do it for similar reasons.
5 Reasons I Would Delete Facebook
1.) Drama. Ugh! I swear some people have nothing better to do than to pick on others for the most idiotic reasons, or to butt into other peoples’ lives. I sometimes get fired up when I see something and get ready to make a comment, then I have to sit back, take a breath and remind myself it’s not worth starting a fight over. This is why I tend to post/repost things about books or cats.
2.) Waste of time. There are times when I’ll spend so much time just scrolling through my feed and it disgusts me. I could write two week’s worth of blog posts or read three and half books with the time I waste on Facebook each week.
3.) Facebook, or it didn’t happen. We live in the mindset where we have to constantly take pictures and update our statuses so people can see what we’re doing all the time. Instead of just enjoying the concert we’re at, we’re recording a low-quality video to post later so people know we were there. Yeah, it’s nice to take pictures and video to share, but sometimes you need to put the phone down and enjoy life.
4.) Stress. Aside from drama, there is unecessary stress added when you post something on Facebook and keep going back to see how many likes and comments you got. If you got a few, great! But if you didn’t, you start wondering why no one is seeing your post or liking it. Since when did a click of a mouse determine our self-worth? And don’t get me started on the game requests.
5.) Creepy friend requests. Okay, first of all, if I get a friend request from someone and I have no friends in common with them there is no way I’m going to accept it. I block that sucker right off the bat! Then there are the people who have the mindset of “I have two friends the same as this person, so I’ll add them.” Again, no. If I don’t know you personally from somewhere, I’m not adding you… thanks for playing.
The Reason I Keep Facebook
Networking. The main reason I’ll keep Facebook as long as its relevant is for networking purposes. As a blogger, videographer and amateur photographer, Facebook is a good way to share my content with my family and friends… who might end up sharing it with their family and friends. It’s also a good way for people to sell things or let people know they’re giving away kittens or puppies. Facebook, despite its many flaws and frustrations, is a good way to connect with people when you really try.
Or to just share adorable kitten videos.
Are there times you want to delete Facebook or any other social media profiles?
One thought on “5 Reasons I Would Delete Facebook (and the one reason I haven’t)”
I feel the same way! Since I’ve been on maternity leave, the amount of time I spend on FB is becoming even more apparent and it’s ridiculous, but I’ll never get rid of it.