I was wondering why over the past few months I was feeling disconnected from everyone… I have all these ridiculously wonderful friends that I love, that I never see. I see their posts on Facebook, and I see them doing things at a distance. I hang out with some of my new friend folks from time to time, but not my super close friends. Not my childhood friends.
A former co-worker contacted me today to find out where I was… I had dropped off the radar of work life. He noticed, because that’s the way he is. Then I realized I hadn’t talked to another friend I had worked with for YEARS in over a year. I immediately called her to reconnect.
I was wondering if I was alone in the way I felt. I am not.
Facebook is real in the way that money is real. It’s a representation, a currency. It’s the thing between friends. It serves a purpose, but it’s slowly becoming less and less important to me.
I’m going to be signing off Facebook for a while, that portion anyway. I still have several things I manage that I’ll have to check in on, but I’m effectively taking everyone out of the Newsfeed. I tried it for a few weeks now, cutting down on the noise, and it seems to be working.
I still have an interest in what’s going on with you, and I want to hear about and share in your life. But, I’d rather go for a coffee, or catch up over lunch or a beer at one of Ottawa’s fabulous new breweries. They’re all over the place. If you want to do that, check my Contact Page. I’m around and I love to chat.
If I’m involved with something, please continue to send me messages on Facebook. I will check, but it just may be more sporadic, and I usually get items sent to my phone.