Farewell to Facebook

April 16, 2012
Dear Blog,
 
I just posted the following on my Facebook page.  I hope it’s not too late for us…
 
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Facebook,
 
I’ve been thinking a lot about us lately, and I’ve decided that I need to do other things, and see other sites.  Like my blog, for instance.  Since you and I got together a few years ago, I’ve barely posted anything on my blog – and I really enjoyed doing that.  You and I have had some good times together, sure – but I miss writing longer, more substantive posts.  One or two lines with a link attached just doesn’t do it for me anymore.
 
But really, I owe it to you to be fully open and honest.  So here goes.  You’re clingy.  You’re always … there.  On my laptop, on my desktop, on my ipad, even on my phone.  I need space.  Space, and time.  I’m not getting any younger, after all, and there are so many things that I’d like to do.  Write more, read more, learn more, play more, do more.  Be more.  But the days roll on, and I find myself checking for status updates, posting something that might be witty but won’t be remembered, and then guaranteeing myself even more updates to wade through by clicking “like” on something or another – all the while feeling spread too thin at work, at home, and everywhere in between.
 
So, it’s time for a change.  I guess this is it, for now, at least.  I don’t know what’s going to happen down the road.  Who knows, we may even get back together again at some point.  But if we do, it will have to be as friends, nothing more. 
 
I’ll still be around.  Email me, if you want to talk.  If you’re in the mood to read, you can find me at my blog:  https://wagsoutside.wordpress.com/.  If you want to know how work is going, you can find me on LinkedIn.  But it’s time for the two of us to take a break.
 
Thanks for everything, and no hard feelings, OK?