Over three years ago, I wrote this article. I did actually delete my Facebook account after writing the post, and I did avoid social media for quite some time. But then I graduated from college. I decided to focus more intently on growing my readership, and Facebook was the best available means to that end. So back into the World-Wide-Entangling-Web I went.
Until recently, that is.
Yet again, I’ve discovered that most social media is little more than a giant waste of time. Sure, my audience grew significantly as a result of my advertising efforts, but at what cost? Countless hours were once again wasted scrolling through silly, meaningless posts. To engage with readers over Facebook was rather laborious to say the least.
Thankfully, I realized that isn’t what I want. I don’t want to try and win a big audience. I don’t care about pleasing my readership. I just want to write, and then let the chips fall where they may. If I offend you, I’m sorry. If I please you, great. I’m not yet entirely sure as to why I write, but one thing is certain. Write I must, Facebook I mustn’t.