The Reason That I Deleted My Facebook

I have been thinking about deleting my Facebook for months, and I’ve finally done it. I felt so much lighter when I did. I know that people often talk about comparing themselves to other people when on social media, but that wasn’t why I wanted to close my page. I don’t worry myself with what other people are doing. I am actually glad to see others doing well.

The main reason that I wanted to delete my page was because I felt like it kept me connected to too many people that I shouldn’t be connected to in real life. If you don’t know me well enough to call me or contact me and see how I am, why would I care enough about you to want to share my life with you.

I realized that my friends list was a bunch of old church members who are just nosey and old people from my neighborhood growing up who want to talk about people and see what they have. I am serious about guarding the energy around me, and I just didn’t see the point in having all of these people around.

I am at a point in my life where I only care to connect with people who miss me when they don’t see me, not who miss me because they do see me.

The Bible tells us that we should guard our eyes and our ears. To me that means that the things you post and the energy that your posts are putting into the atmosphere could be distracting me from peace.

I don’t want to be apart of anybody’s validation committee. I started to notice that people would post anything for attention. I strongly believe that people are now more than ever making life decisions based on what sounds the best to post or what will make for the best pictures. I just want to live. I want to enjoy my moments.

All the real love is on Instagram!

Of course I want people to know about my blog, and social media is the best place to do that. I would never say that social media is bad. In my personal opinion it seems like all my love comes from Instagram. I have networked with so many amazing people who support me and show love and THEY DONT EVEN KNOW ME. I would post my blog on Facebook, and not many of these “Facebook Friends” were reading. Facebook was full of people that I knew. They would get to the home page (far enough to be nosey) and that’s it. Im not expecting them all to be interested in what I have to say, but you would think support would come from people you know before people you don’t know.

Of course I have close friends who support me. My close friends have been day one readers and have encouraged me the entire way. I would have to say that overall I have more support on Instagram. I use to hate the things that would excite people on Facebook. I could post have a good day and get 10 likes. I could post all men cheat and get 100. My selfie would get 100, but what I had to say would get 4. This is not the case on Instagram. I post that I have a new blog, and I get so much love.

If you are reading this and you are someone who shows me love on Instagram I appreciate you soooooo much. If you are not, thank you for reading! Feel free to come on over to my Instagram Heyy_Friend_

The moral of the story is life can go on without Facebook. As a matter of fact, life might get better. Go where the love is. Try to live present in the moment. Disconnect from negative energy no matter where it is originating from.

2 Comments Add yours

  1. MikaMajor says:

    I agree. I shutdown my page that connected me to family members who don’t really like me and were just lurking to be nosey, I was hurt but I needed it. Cousins that I grew up with, tools baths with, played with, took to Facebook and talked about me like I was nothing because I was doing what I always do, taking care of family. I deleted that account, created another one that is highly curated, only people that I truly know and interact with in the real world and a few who have become true online friends that I have allowed into my reality. Social media is a blessing and a curse and I am diligent about making sure that my interactions are blessings and we laugh A LOT. lol

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    1. Aja says:

      Yes! I’m glad that you have made the conscious effort to only be around positive energy. I think it’s healthy to change up your circle when necessary!

      Liked by 1 person

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