Posted by : Sherri Cornelius Wednesday, March 23, 2011

It’s that time of year, the time where I delete most of the blogs from my reader and turn off Facebook notifications. I thought about doing it the other way and deleting this blog and making FB my main place, but I realized how very tired I am of the fast-paced conversation and the constant intrusion of FB into my day. To say it’s addictive is an understatement. It’s just such an uncanny replica of the fantasy life in my head, with total control of my interactions and utter immersion in Other People.

It loses something when I’m only reading and not interacting, and that’s what I find myself doing lately.

Especially since launching You Are the Muse, which showed me I’m undeniably tired. I thought it would inject some new life into my online persona, but what it actually did was show me my muse had better things to worry about. ‘Course, it seems like I’m not really interested in much of anything nowadays, except what you’re saying on Facebook. My brain is tired from processing all that info, so I think I’m going to give it a rest. I might even start commenting on your blogs more if I don’t use up all my brain power on FB—won’t that be nice? I might start posting more, writing more, fill-in-the-blank more…

It just occurred to me that I probably melded my life essence with Facebook long ago, and if I’m disconnected too long I’ll start to fade.

Greedy, soul-sucking monster.

But don’t you worry your pretty little head about that. It’s probably too late for you, too. Have fun!

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  1. I'm sympathetic. I've also been trying to simplify and condense the places I put my online focus, channeling that creative energy into my novel instead. With Facebook, I never turned on the notifications function and I don't even have the site save my password, which means I have to make a conscious choice to log in every time- that helps.

  2. Shut it down, baby. "Face-paced conversation"?! When is THAT happening? I go on Facebook and it's a frickin' SNOOZEFEST.

  3. I must be on that other FaceBook, that older, slower one that doesn't do fast-paced conversation, lol.

    Glad you're not deleting here, although I've noticed you hadn't posted on Muse lately.

    Sometimes you just need to step back for a bit. You seem to have a yearly "vacation" time that you need to just be, and not sweat the 'net.

    No worries, I'm sure it'll still be here when you're ready to come back. *hugs*

  4. I'm sure I'll go back eventually, especially because that's the only way I'm in contact with certain people, but when I do I'll definitely work to keep it limited. I'll probably try what Sarah said and just leave off the notification function. My brother does that too, and he's able to limit it to once a day. I already feel left out, but the relief is so great I think I'll get over it soon.

    Oh, and Muse isn't going away. I'll post if I'm inspired to.


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