So I’ve logged off Facebook. I know it must seem like “yeah and …. ?!” to a lot of people, but to me, it’s not so straightforward.
Why? One, I actually really enjoy the interaction. I love reading about people’s lives. I don’t own a TV, so I guess my entertainment and my evening recreation comes from the updates – both personal and informational.
Two, my personal and professional experiences of Facebook are intrinsically linked. I manage and participate in numerous groups that are professional but it’s technically from my personal profile. I also manage multiple pages that I need for business.
Three, I rely on Messenger as a daily form of interaction with family, friends and colleagues. I’m not sure I could live without Messenger anymore. I don’t know if anyone I know is on WhatsApp!
Unfortunately, in this past three weeks when I’ve not been working as much, my habit of checking Facebook easily has decreased/increased to probably every 5-10 minutes. And it’s not doing my productivity or concentration span any good.
My log-off week is about getting my days back. I’m sure if it’s news I need, it will be there when I log back on on Saturday.
Let’s see how we go. I’ll let you know next week.