Three years ago, I came out publicly to my friends and family as being a self-proclaimed Facebook addict, whose true deeper problem was that of being addicted to pleasing people. That, really, was my first really vulnerable post – and one of the first times I was really honest with myself. Little did I know … [Read more…]
Facebook is its own subculture…its own community. Being a part of that subculture has provided me with a sense of community that I had never had before. It has changed me from being a wallflower who is awkward in social situations and thinks no one likes her into someone who can comfortably interact with almost anyone I meet, whether they are a stranger or not. And for that I am grateful.
It’s been 27 days since I first deactivated my Facebook account. In that time, I realized that I am definitely a Facebook addict. I had to reactivate my account to help my husband with job-search related queries to potential employers. Having my account technically open, but keeping it mentally closed for social-networking purposes, has presented some … [Read more…]
We are coming to the end of March. At the beginning of March, I set the goal for myself to “Make March Matter!” March has been difficult, full of many tears, but the difficulties I have faced have been growing pains, exercise pains, soul-searching pains. And I have definitely “made March matter.” I’ve exercised more, … [Read more…]
A late-night comedian/talk show host named Jimmy Kimmel declared November 17, 2010 to be “National Unfriend Day…” which is “…a new holiday he hopes will inspire Facebook users to unfriend the social networking contacts that aren’t real friends.”