Yes, that is right! Goodbye Facebook. We are leaving social media. It is a move long overdue, one I spoke about often. Still, I never took action.
Downside of Social Media
2020 gave us a crystal clear view of the downside of social media. You could say our view was 20/20. My trigger finger itched to deactivate our account. Still, I didn’t pull the plug. The tentacles of Zuck went deep beyond the skin surface in our lives.
Benefits of Social Media
Facebook allowed us to keep in touch with friends and family at home and abroad. Rather than pick up the phone, I could catch up with a few clicks, a swipe, and endless scrolling. Beyond that, my businesses rely on social media for word of mouth/organic advertising. According to top marketers, a business without a Facebook page is dead. These factors make it powerfully hard to walk away.
2021 brought more of the same challenges on Facebook but with darker more troubling overtones. The platform revealed its
true colors values and agenda. Those values directly conflict with our family and business values. It became harder to justify using a platform bent on the destruction of principles I cherish.
Scrolling through Facebook proves challenging when it comes to applying Philippians 4:8.
Many posts contain negativity, anxiety, and drama. If that is not enough, Facebook places banners throughout the feed updating you on sociopolitical issues with no option to limit this feature. Gone are the days of simple virtual socializing. Ads and political agendas hammer you every few posts forcing even a square peg into a round hole.
Guarding our hearts and minds is important in peaceful times. But it is critical, if not urgent, in times of national and personal crisis. Maintaining joy and peace starts with inputs (garbage in/garbage out).
Hence, we have decided to move off that platform in favor of regular blog updates. Goodbye Facebook! We intend to designate a section of this website to daily musings. These posts will parallel much of what we post on our personal Facebook page.
We aim to make this an encouraging place where readers feel comfortable to share their journey (goodness in/goodness out). Hopefully we can encourage one another through these tumultuous times.
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