I’m happy to report I only experienced two little tiny bouts of withdrawal after deactivating my account.
Except it wasn’t really deactivated. I did it from my phone (through the web app) but apparently that doesn’t actually deactivate the account on the desktop. So I clicked on something that took me to a Facebook link and, low and behold, I had 100 notifications. I scrolled through them, found there was nothing really life-chantingly important, and then decided…well, maybe I won’t deactivate.
That was about an hour ago. I just finished doing the actual deactivation. It looks like this time, it’s done.
I don’t think it’s forever. But other than those two times (both of which were sheer boredom, and I had plenty of other things to do, that got done since I didn’t waste time on Facebook) I really haven’t missed it. I’ve missed friends, so I’ve been sending more texts. I bought a stack of notecards to mail to people. If you would like to receive either from me, email me your contact info: me (at) amandamichellemoon (dot) com. I’m looking forward to more “real” interactions this year.
I wrote all of that on Monday. Today is Wednesday. I had to reactivate my account yesterday in order to log in to GoodReads. And I had to use it today to contact some people for my job at NoiseTrade.
So…basically, I can’t quit Facebook. I’m stuck. But I did delete all my bookmarks for it and I will continue my moratorium for non-work use.