Facebook + Instagram

In my first post from a month ago, I mentioned my rare use of social media. This has not changed as a whole, but a few minor details have changed. I have since signed up for Instagram at the behest of my fiance. I have only a few posts and a handful of followers, but it’s a platform that’s easy to use and fun to mess with. On the other hand, I have deactivated (not deleted) my personal Facebook account. I rarely use it. When I did use it, I would read depressing news about the state of our country and check my empty event invitations. The only recurring events I attend are two book clubs, and those use Meetup.com in order to announce events. I get email reminders from them as well.

This is perhaps a very long-winded way to say that I have no real use of Facebook. I’ve deactivated it in the past and have always returned. This may be the case this time around, or I may be gone for good. However, I am at a place in my life where I must remove as many distractions and redundancies from my life as possible. If I want to accomplish my primary goals (writing good stories, paying off my student loans, and losing weight all while staying up to date on my day job), I have to make things simpler. Easier said than done.

In any event, be sure to follow me on Instagram. It’ll be worth your while.


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