So I decided about a week ago that I would reactivate my Facebook account tomorrow. I am writing this post prior to the reactivation because I don’t want to make any kind of “I’m back” announcement, or draw attention to it in any way, but, for my own records (I really do like to go back through old posts, chat logs, emails, etc… so when I say I’m writing for me here, it’s completely accurate), I want to write this.
I am going forward with some rules for myself in regard to my Facebook use. The main one is that I am not going to install the Facebook app on my phone. I am unsure if I achieved all my goals with taking the break, but if I can be more intentional in my use of Facebook rather than just using it as a way to pass by time, than I think I will have achieved success. While I didn’t post here as much as I intended to during this time, my posting has definitely increased from the almost never that I was doing so before, and so it was successful in that regard to. I have also made some progress in writing a personal project that I had been meaning to get to for some time.
My plan going forward with this blog is to reduce the number of intended weekly posts to 2 for the time being, allowing one of those 2 posts to be one of these rambly aimless “desultory” posts about nothing. The other I will require myself to put some thought into and have some substance. Of course, I if I have 2 such posts that I want to write, both of the weekly posts may be substantial ones. My limit will be what my former goal was, however, 2 substantial posts, 1 desultory one. Should I want to write a 3rd substantial post in a week, I may write it, but I won’t publish it until the following week, when I may be struggling to find motivation for something to write about. In the unlikely event I am struck with constant motivation, I may revise these rules for myself.
In any event, I’m interested to see what it’s like to get back to Facebook now that I’ve been gone for a little over a month. We’ll see how long it lasts!