Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Facebook

So tonight I deactivated my account. Over the past few weeks I've been getting increasingly annoyed at people in general and the fact that interacting with these people takes up so much of my time. This isn't living, this isn't hael. I realised the other day that I don't remember the last time I sat and read a book from cover to cover for enjoyment and the last time I wrote a story was only because I'd forgotten my phone and couldn't get onto FB. I had started to plan my life around Facebook, each task I had to do for the day was scheduled around looking at FB. I've begun to care too much about the words of others that I don't know. But most of all, I'm done with the effect that FB is having on my Heathenism. I'm sick of feeling like there are always views I have to conform to, like somehow I'm doing it all wrong. I look back at the person I was, that mound-sitting, crazy chick, and I wonder where the fuck she went. It's not reconstructionism, I have no problems in my real life community, it's FB, it's the worst manifestation of internet Heathenry. It turns us all into assholes. It's time to be me again, to set my priorities in order and to ignore the noise.

7 comments:

RattusCorax said...

Considering the same myself. I've taken a step back and unsubbed from a lot of people/groups for the betterment of my sanity. I must say that I am reading a whole lot more actual books again. If I can just cut back on video games I may actually get more shit made.

Birka said...

At first, it was kind of scary pressing the 'deactivate' button, but when I look at what I've done today instead of FB, it makes me happy. This morning I wasn't rushing to work because I had gotten sucked in with something stupid and irrelevant on FB. I got ready, read my emails, actually answered my emails, read the news in a few different languages and read most of a paper about Thorric cults. Go figure! I look forward to gaining my concentration back after the ADD inducing effects of FB.

Maggie said...

Facebook is a less interesting place w/o you there. :/ I'm glad that you're already feeling better though.

Freyadora said...

Don't blame you one bit!

Birka said...

Maggie...come on...you have a group with an absent admin to play on. How could *that* go wrong!!!?

Pomona said...

Oh good, I'm really glad you're all right, I was worried about you!

I'll just follow you here then if that's all right? :-)

Robert Shawn Rowland said...

glad you feel happier!