Know when to fold ’em, at least temporarily

January 15, 2014 | writing

As  I mentioned last week, I have a love-hate relationship with Facebook. I love, love, love that I get to meet up with friends I don’t get to see in real life, and this week in particular some of those friends have provided incredible support via Facebook private message. A few notes arrived exactly when I needed them most. That’s when I look at Facebook with stars in my eyes. But — and it seems there’s always a “but” with Facebook — it is a constant distraction for me, so much so I felt I needed to take a short break to get through a few tight deadlines. 

So, if we are friends on Facebook and you try to message me, it will say you don’t have permission. Which is stupid because you do have permission, I’m just not there to receive the message. I wish it would say that instead, but it doesn’t. I’ve just taken a brief time out. I’ll be back, sooner rather than later. But for the next few days not having the ability to pop onto Facebook every time I have writer’s block or want to avoid a work project will really help me out. I know myself. If it’s there, I’ll be on it. So I have to shut it down. I’m sure you’ll see me around over the weekend, unless I realize my life is so much more efficient without it that I decide to extend my hiatus. We’ll see.

Ciao, for now. If you do need to reach me for any reason, send a message via email to my gmail account or through the email address on this blog. And thank you to all of you who regularly brighten my day via Facebook. I appreciate it, but I just need to take a step back. Blog posts will still appear on my author page thanks to the stealth work of my co-administrator on that page.

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