When I was looking for work over the past year I was online 12 to 16 hours a day. Facebook became a way to keep in touch with my friends. I was at home looking for work and staying home trying not to spend any money, even a few dollars on gas to go have a cup of drink with friends.
I told myself that when I returned to work I would just use Facebook for keeping track of events and to participate in groups that I was involved with. I hooked up my blog to post to G+ and Tumblr. My Tumblr account would cross post to Twitter, and Twitter would post a comment to Facebook. I thought this was an easy way to let my friends and followers to keep track of what I was doing, and keep me from getting hooked on my FB newfeed for hours.
Funny thing I found out, if something get posted to Facebook people assume it was written on Facebook. While I do past things on Facebook while I an signed in, most of my posts now come from Twitter. Its fun reading some of the comments on Facebook from my twitter posts a later in the week and seeing some of my friends asking me questions about the post and then asking why I’m not answering them.
So I finally made a change to my profile and let my friends know that I’ll be on Facebook in a more limited fashion. What I didn’t expect is that I would be spending so much time explaining to some people why I wasn’t going to be on Facebook all day, everyday.
So I’m making this post to let these folks know one last time. The reason I’m not on Facebook all day everyday is because I’m back to work. I still love you, like to keep in touch with you, but I am working now and won’t be on Facebook all the time. So lets get together for drinks and chat in person, I can afford gas now.