I’m against deleting Facebook or any other social media outlet I’m on. I want to reach as many people as possible. There are people who I haven’t talked to for months at a time that I end up catching up with by sending them a quick message on Facebook.
I also talk to many people online and Facebook is one of the best ways to send them a quick message, rather than an e-mail.
I want to keep the line open on as many fronts as possible.
I would be contradicting myself and the whole idea of this blog if I were to delete myself from websites.
Instead, it’s a test of self-discipline.
The Five-Minute Facebook Experiment:
For one month, I could only stay on Facebook for five minutes per day. I only had five minutes to update myself what was going on with my friends and reply to people who left me messages there.
I also put many limits. I closed my wall off to anyone else. I also post things that I feel will be useful to other people on my friend’s list.
I also hid the feeds of people who were giving out noise only, so I could have a better chance of finding quality content shared by other people.
Result: I didn’t feel a difference when I decided to limit myself to five minutes. I never really got any withdrawal or desire to sign onto Facebook. It helped me optimize my time by replying to any messages that I received from the previous day and to send messages to anyone else I needed to communicate with.
Then I signed off.
Analysis: It proved to me how efficient I could spend my time by limiting myself on Facebook. However, I feel that it has many strong points that make it such a valuable tool for blogging and connecting with people. So it’s about limiting yourself rather than eliminating it altogether.
-Connect with those who initiate conversation with you.
-Send messages to the people you do want to connect with.
-Skim through the news feed for a couple of minutes if anything good is there.
-Then get off it!