When I deleted my Facebook, it was for the sake of killing an unhealthy obsession. I can say that after almost three months of not having it, it’s been amazing. I realized, however, that there’s a slight and unfortunate need for it based on my pursuit of other things.
See, I spent the last few days prior to deleting my Facebook writing a blog entry almost every day. I would follow that by immediately posting about it on Facebook. My blog entries were getting lots of views because of they large amount of people exposed to the posts on Facebook. When I deleted my Facebook, every subsequent entry received significantly less views. I’m not bent out of shape over numbers but I do want as many as people as possible to be willing to read it. I thought honestly more people would bookmark and follow my blog than the number who did, but I was incorrect. The biggest problem with this is that with so few people reading my blog I lost almost all motivation to write to it. What’s the point in regularly updating a blog that no one reads? So, with that in mind, I’ve decided to create a new Facebook account.
I’m still remaining as “unplugged” as possible. The purpose of this new account will be threefold: sharing blog entries, sharing photos, and announcing events with my band. I don’t even intent to use it to stay in touch with people. I’ve managed fine without it for several months and it’s been very rewarding.
Speaking of what’s rewarding, I can honestly say that the past few months have been the most rewarding that I’ve had in a while. My marriage is growing and Anne and I are maturing and growing more in love in an incredibly visible way. We’ve been regularly dedicating our eveningtimes to spending time with the Lord and I feel very good about that. Progress with Adventure is phenomenal, and as Robert has moved, this Saturday will be my first show playing a full set. I’ve been building relationships with my bandmates that is incredibly satisfying. I’m reading books (currently The Shack) for the first time in two years. I’ve been more productive at work and have been tackling tasks that previously seemed daunting. I’ve been finding that the rewarding moments are coming a lot more frequently lately. It’s been a good few months, and according to what I’ve been told, there is more to come.
The door is open.
(Still no photo post, I know. I have a lot to go through and it’s a daunting task. Soon!)