Ho hum, I've decided to take a break from Facebook for a month. So I've deactivated my account which must be the social equivalent of becoming a hermit. If you've already noticed and thought I had deleted you as a friend you have far too high an opinion of yourself and really need to get a life/sense of perspective/help.
Obviously that means no advertising this on my Facebook page so it will be interesting to see what happens to the hit count. And it means you'll either have to sign up to RSS feed or check here yourself to see when my blog has been updated. I know, hard work, somehow I think you can cope.
So why am I fasting from Facebook for a month? Do I think it wrong?
In a word: no. In a few more words: but it's best to be on the safe side.
"“You shall have no other gods before me."
Exodus 20 v 3
Anything in our lives can become idols. And the only way to deal with idols is to rip out of your heart. So just to err on the side of caution that's what I'm doing.
Why do you think Facebook is an idol?
Well, I think I route just that little too much of myself in my standing on Facebook. Those likes mean just that little too much for me to be entirely comfortable with. What's more over the last two weeks I've had about five different conversations about giving Facebook up. My excuses for not were being increasing futile in my own ears.
Why is it only for a month?
Facebook isn't a bad thing. In fact, in can be very useful. So I'm not giving it up forever. It's all about your attitude. I should be able to give it up at a moments notice so to prove I can and as an exercise in self control I have.
What do you think will happen?
Er...not much. I'll have a bit more time in the day which I'll try and spend on something profitable. And who knows? Perhaps ceasing to use Facebook will make me less inclined to either worry about what other's think or be self centred. Because at it's root Facebook is incredibly ego-centric. If something totally amazing does happen I'll let you guys know.
Join me! If you want - you've got nothing to lose and maybe something to gain. And look at it this way: without my profile to stalk what were you going to do on Facebook anyway? Boom.