Social networks are great avenues to meet people and exchange ideas. It also offers a great deal of entertainments to users.
Facebook no doubt is one of the most popular social networks in the world, connecting over a billion users world wide. There are very few young people without at least one Facebook account.
I’m told that even those in remote villages with limited internet and little or no power supply still manage to find their way to Facebook. They update their status and let their friends know what they are up to from time to time. No one wants to be left behind in a globalizing world. Nowadays, you need not pick a newspaper or go to a particular website to find the latest news. You just need to ”like” their page on Facebook and you see the stories on your time line.
Facebook has also made life easier for people as one can easily get famous with a lot of likes and shares of their creative works. It is also a lot easier to market products and services thanks to this social network.
However, too much of everything is bad. Some people literally spend all their time on Facebook, either making friends or checking updates. Valuable time that should be spent on important things like writing or doing a home work are wasted. Sometimes, writers spend more time than necessary networking instead of creating great contents that will speak for itself.
There should be a balance on the time spent seeking approval and the actual writing. Don’t imagine that Facebook and other social networks are sufficient to attract the much needed traffic to your online business. Don’t be deceived, hard work still pays. What you sow is what you reap.
Well, today marks the 14th day that I summoned enough courage to delete my Facebook account. This became necessary so I can concentrate on other pressing issues of life. As I write, the Admin should be on their way to permanently deleting it.
For an emerging writer with limited time, the only time I have for myself is when the kids are asleep. At other times I need to keep an eye on them and attend to their endless needs.
The first place I go after I put them to bed whether at night or at daytime is Facebook. I go there with the hope of spending about 30 minutes or so but remain glued to the computer, on the same site until I hear cries from the bedroom. Only then do I realize how much of my precious time I just spent doing nothing.
As a result, every other thing I hoped to achieve before they wake up, like cleaning up the apartment, writing or cooking are left undone.
Sometimes I can’t even write blog posts as I have no time left for me.
Quitting Facebook was a hard decision especially as I wished more traffic from Facebook friends.
I almost signed in to my account before the expiration of the grace period but l guess it’s time to let go. Didn’t blogs thrive before the advent of Facebook? I now have my time back and I use my time to visit other blogs and write.
I don’t miss Facebook nor will I ever go back.
Likewise, you shouldn’t hold on to something when you ought to let go.
If some social networks or people are not useful to your dreams, if they are more of a distraction than attraction, don’t be afraid to let go for good.
Don’t hold on to that abusive relationship or unfriendly friends as though your life depends on them.
Resolve in your heart to only surround yourself with things and people that will help you achieve your life goals.
Say no to distractors!
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