So, I had someone a couple of months ago tell me to get off Facebook. Their reason was they didn’t want to see what their cousin ate for dinner. I tried to tell her that my friends usually don’t post about that and there was other things on Facebook, but I got ignored.
Then earlier this month someone else told a group of people to get off Facebook. Her reasoning was there wasn’t anything worthwhile on it.
Wrong! At least for me, I have multiple things that I follow on Facebook that are worthwhile.
Here are some of my general examples of the type of pages or groups I follow:
local fire and weather
local community events
garage sales, Facebook Marketplace
hobbies I am interested in – sewing, etc
local Zumba instructor’s page – then we know if the class schedule has been changed and so we can learn the meaning of new songs
new InstaPot, etc recipes
stores that I frequently go to
If you looked I am guessing that you would find pages that interest you too.
Also, in the last month I commented on a grocery stores post and ended up winning a $5 gift card. If I hadn’t been on Facebook there would have been no way for me to win the gift card.
So, with everything going on with Paradise, CA and my extended family (see the previous posts if you don’t know what I am talking about), I have decided to give myself a gift and not go on Facebook for this week. I need a break from all the posts, etc.
So far I have pulled out some small painting projects and I at least remembered to take most of the before photos so I will make a future post about that.
Now, I am not giving up all of the social media since I do use Facebook Messenger and I am also on Instagram, but I hardly ever go on Instagram and when I do I usually see good, uplifting things like funny Golden Retriever videos, recipes and etc.
I do want to wish everyone an early Happy Thanksgiving too.
I was scrolling through some emails and I came to one from the PILLOWS A-LA-MODE blog.
I was sad to read that Katherine, the author of the blog, had died right before Christmas of breast cancer.
I, like others who commented, never met her, but I always enjoyed reading her posts when they arrived in my email inbox.
The Internet (blogs, Facebook, etc) has definitely expanded my view of the world. Before Christmas, I read a post on Facebook stating that there was going to be a heatwave in Australia on Christmas day and the next post was about how people were dealing with the freezing cold temperatures in Nevada, etc.
So, even though there is a lot of negative information on the Internet I hope I add something positive to what is available.