I just recently took three and a half weeks away from Facebook. I have to be honest, it was the best three weeks I’ve had in a long time. I spent more time with people and doing things to deliberately build deeper community with those around me.
After the fifth person to approach me about not being able to invite me digitally to their birthday/gathering/bar mitzvah (okay, nobody did that last one) I decided that I needed to get back on and give a way for people to get in touch with me.
Little did I know the sick feeling that would hit me once I reactivated my account. I didn’t want to be there. It’s not that I don’t want to connect and keep up with everybody that I may be connected with — it’s something deeper that I know that was being sucked out of me. Instead of writing about this, if you’re curious what I’m feeling, see my friend Rob’s post here: http://robloomis.me/change-is-coming.
If you would like to get my contact info, reach out to me. I would love to get yours to update my contacts. You’ll never know when I may be in your part of the country and won’t be able to simply facebook message my local friends. I’ll also try to send out a yearly recap on major updates with Caedmon and I.
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There are some other ways to keep up with me online, though it will be limited in nature.
On February 25 I will delete my Facebook. I’m giving this window to give others an opportunity to connect before I pull the plug. If you’d like to talk about this, let’s grab coffee. Update: I decided to end things early and deleted my Facebook connections on February 2nd.