Goodbye Facebook, it’s (not really) been real

I am on WordPress but have always been reluctant to join Facebook. Reading all your reasons why you want to discontinue with it, I feel I have similar reasons why I do not even want to start with Facebook. Still my best wishes are with Facebook. I am sure, for the people who like to spend a lot of their time with it. it is a very good thing.

Anthony Wilson

Dear Facebook

I thought I would write to let you know that after years of thinking (and even talking) about it, I am finally going to leave you later this year, probably on or around Easter, definitely before the summer.

You won’t really miss me. I was never one for posting photos of my amazing holidays or beautiful children (though they are, naturally) or thousands of awards and shortlists for my poetry (there haven’t been any) or arguments with other poets (ditto) or photos of the jam I have just made or that weekend living in my van.

I used you to spread the word about my blog, which I still love and feel wholly committed to in spite of everyone telling me blogging has died since Twitter. And, to be fair to you, you were good at that: getting the word out, helping me to get noticed, talked about…

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10 thoughts on “Goodbye Facebook, it’s (not really) been real

  1. WordPress is the ONLY social media site I am on and use. I do love to blog and read blogs. I learn so much!
    A family member showed me Facebook MANY years ago and said, “You must get on here!”
    I looked, declined, and have never regretted that decision.
    (((HUGS))) 🙂

  2. It is too complicated and even though I joined it, I hardly ever use it. I get all those offers of friendships of people I don’t know. Sometimes girls in bikinis want to be my friend but why do they dress in swim gear? I don’t like getting wet at all. A fully dressed girl with an umbrella in the shade is yet to appear.

    1. Right, Gerard, I told Peter about your curious espierences with FB. So Peter asks himself now, why doesn’t he get offers of friendship like this? He uses FB quite a bit and often publishes pictures there. He also finds quite interesting pictures on it that I like to have a look at! 🙂

  3. I stopped FB several months ago and I admit that I miss it some, although I think it was the right decision for many reasons. It is interesting how “left out” I can feel in some circles when the conversation breaks out between friends who have been liberally sharing with each other on FB and assume I know what they’re talking about. Oh well! 🙂

    1. I am lucky, Debra, in that Peter usually puts me “in the know” when he finds something interesting on FB. When some family or friends want to contact me personally, they have to catch me by writing some email or make a phone call. But most messages do go on Peter’s phone or on Peter’s FB. Oh well, at least Peter informs me about anything that is important. As far as phone messages go, for his age Peter is quite good at it writing them out. I do need hotmail to write out a message. I could never do it on a small (cell) phone! 🙂

  4. I only use to keep in touch with my family Uta. We live in different parts the country. So its good to see posts with family pictures etc.
    Take care
    will catch up soon

    The weather in the UK is very blustry and lots of rain at the moment. So a time to venture in the garden as such.

  5. Thanks for commenting, Sheila. Yes, it is good when you can keep in touch with family. I reckon a bit of rain is always good for gardening. Take care, Sheila, and enjoy some gardening.
    We had a very hot summer and the temperature is now often still in the 30s Celsius, which is quite nice to go for a swim. We have a lovely pool complex not too far away right next to a beach:

    Cheerio, Uta 🙂

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