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I just killed my facebook

Journal Entry: Wed Jun 25, 2014, 12:47 PM
Today i feel really great. Lately facebook was consuming to much time, not i a positive way. Argueing with people i dont know, watching same meme over and over again, having over 700 friends and not having time to actually see them all, it was taking my ersonal time, for people closer to me that really matters. Decided to spend less time staring at a screen. I must say the temptation was intense to not wrase it, feel like a junkie deciding to quit their drugs.


I was starring at the screen for a couple of minutes, but after i click it, this rush of feeling well felt soo good. i still have my artisttic facebook, i just killled my online me. I still follow people i like to follow, and finally feel so good for not having to watch memes and stuff that consumes most of my time instead of doing digital work.

It will be interesting to see, how my mental illness starts to recover, a couple of years only used internet at the end of weekneds, but now been the entire time online consumes too much time. Worst than videogames. facebook took like 80% of  my time online, thats a lot, now will be interesting to see how do i feel after the detoxic.


Maybe i will go out to run a bike, be walking on grass with bare feet, see the clouds, who knows.

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:iconuzumakiramen:
UzumakiRamen Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I think this song sums up that feeling.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWKTFu…
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elsevilla Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Awesoem song, i like that singer too.
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Falryu Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I've definitely felt like Facebook is taking over most of my time. I've been trying to limit its use completely except for messenger instead I need to get in touch with any of my friends because that's all they use. 
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K3LL-3 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You've inspired me. I've tried this a few times and failed, but I will try again.
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:iconelsevilla:
elsevilla Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Now i have more time than before.
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TGA-Tsurugi Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I would love to know how this goes for you!
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elsevilla Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Is strange, i mean i sit on my computer, look youtube videos im subscribed, but them, after reading mails and watching my anime, then i got nothign to do online, old days when i had facebook, there was always soemthign to do online, if reading a post took me 3 minutes, reading and posting, after i read 20, ive already lost one hour of the  12 hours available, so right now ive feel like im on an island, but also the day feels longer, better for drawing.
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TGA-Tsurugi Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Ahh, thank you for letting me know! I've been considering this for myself for a while now for the same reason! *-* Need more time for drawing and somehow I just get sucked in...?
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wolfnoom Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014   Digital Artist
i have two facebooks, one for family and close friends and other for art where i follow artists that i think their awesome, its very usefull as a resource of information
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:iconelsevilla:
elsevilla Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Nice.
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mechangel2002 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah that happened to me too so I stopped playing FB games, rarely post except for art etc.
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bubbles79 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014
congratz! A move some should consider....
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Leonidas666 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:clap:
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LAN0RA Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
good for you!! :highfive:
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:iconpeterete:
peterete Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014
Caramba tienes razon desde q tengo facebook mi produccion a bajado...
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:iconodmichael:
odmichael Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Professional Photographer
Watch "Her"
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:iconnickworcester:
nickworcester Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Student General Artist
Get out while you still can. lol
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Cestarian Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehe yeah go out to run or bike, wishful thinking never hurt anyone did it? :D

I've been aware of this on my end too, but I've found that its fairly easy for me to just disconnect from facebook and forget about it. I can also log in from time to time just to check if someone has talked to me. When it hits me I'm spending too much time on facebook, I stop doing it for at least like a week :P

But facebook is poison, log in, look at it and it'll take you a while to stop looking at it, it's a hypnotic piece of shit. Not using it is a good call, as facebook tracks our every move on the net (it taps into our browsing history even)
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Fugaki Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Student General Artist
wow interesting. Absolutely true that facebook is really wasting my time :(  maybe someday i will do exactly like you did. 
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DarkBlack315 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Well done stick with it
 
The convenience of F B makes you lazy and if you mates are good they will still keep in contact doing that rare thing of coming over to your house
I heard it was big in the 80s to go outside and do stuff lol
I left and wont go back ever
siting in a empty room with all my mates its sad
 Life is for the living
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shy4 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Good, I also feel like FB is taking over my life.
Oh and kudos for awesome journal title :)
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WarFalcon Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Outside is an amazing place...  if you live in a nice area.
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Core-Point Featured By Owner Edited Jun 26, 2014
Here's what will more than likely happen.. you'll go outside, get bored, come back in and get online.
Probably.

I mean the last time I went fishing, which was last year, a bird shit on my hat, which was located on my head, I was out in the middle of this field fishing at this big pond with no trees around whatsoever for a good 1/10th of a mile, and I was like "What in the fuck are the odds this would happen? damn well ridiculous" was my exact phrase. I think some culture considers this good luck. But I don't know which one that is, and I don't really care. XP

I swing from online to outdoor activities...

Good luck whatever happens.
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VonEyEzine Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
good job. i wish i could do the same to my game collection and feel liberated. I never made a Facebook for that very reason you decided to delete yours
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:iconarknorth:
ArkNorth Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014
Go forth and see a new bright day...

...and give your thumbs a rest!

A-N
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Tranquility-IK Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist
Congrats on your newly found freedom haha :aww:
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AzureBladeXIII Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Congratulations
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iTsMikeM Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014
hey man glad you relieved yourself of some stress.
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agnidevi Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014   Digital Artist
Welcome to the club. :D
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oOAutumnSkiesOo Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Good for you! My cousin actually deactivated her Facebook the other day out of the blue. It was consuming her and it is really depressing to see the same memes over and over. People post such negative shit and it really can effect your whole mood by reading so much of it. She was able to focus on her writing and is currently finishing up her first novella. I am still debating on deactivating mine and just leaving my fan art page like you did. 
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elsevilla Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
what i did was to create a new one, so i added moderators rights and move my fan pagebook. and deactivate old account, so i was able to keep my fan base. Yeah arguing with people you wont know, people hating you for liking black color, having over 700 friends and 3 likes, no one its really putting attention, got tired of watching photos of what people will eat, people i dont know. I mean facebook can be cool if you have intimate friends in it. But when you got strangers, chaos happens.
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oOAutumnSkiesOo Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely. I completely agree with you. I mainly have my family and people who I could consider my friends in high school ( I use that term loosely) They don't even really speak to me now nor did they in high school so what exactly is that point of having them as friends? lol And with my art page, I am lucky if it even shows on peoples time lines. I was contemplating switching my fan art page to a regular page where people could add me. This way it was guaranteed to show it. Who knows.. I'm rambling. :giggle:
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Ravean Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014
Good for you! I killed mine a little over four years ago; it's actually cut down a lot on negative interactions. I kinda miss talking to some of my more distant relatives and friends, but I certainly don't regret it. Hope it's a positive change for you. : )
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mortalli Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014
:thumbsup:
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Dave-Wilkins Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
:) Congrats!
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ElseWhereLand Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014
i didnt kill mine, but a year ago i decided to stop looking at the news feed and comments. it was just too big of a waste of time. now i only use it for contacts and messaging
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:iconelsevilla:
elsevilla Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
yeah contacts and messaging its the right way. With people intimate.
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Catpop Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Professional General Artist
Best of luck!~
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DarksealStudios Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I can't tell the ads from the posts anymore...
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EmeraldTyphoon Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014
I must admit, I've never really used facebook, but I've always been kind of a quiet person who struggles to talk about myself, and facebook is all about that.
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elsevilla Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
You just described facebook in one line.
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RB-Illustration Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014   Digital Artist
I've been tempted to do the same thing, but there are some people on my FB friends list that don't use dA or other sites much if at all, so I don't want to lose contact with them. It is a black hole of procrastination though, and almost all of the arguments I've ever had have happened on FB. :hmm:
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TheTragicNightmare Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Arguing with people I don't know.

AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAAA. Ahhh. That's the best part of the internet, can go from a very bored and miserable mood to a pissy one. And to me that's better. Congrats though. XD
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Chase-san Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I managed to stay ahead of the game by resisting joining facebook in the first place. Despite everyone saying "You should join facebook!" or assuming I already have it and asking "So what's your facebook?"

I am glad to welcome another to the group of people who don't use facebook (at least anymore).
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Tammi-sempai Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Student Digital Artist
so proud of you.
FB is indeed a shitty site. It really takes too much of your time and it casually tosses the word 'friend' around when sometimes you dont know half or a quarter of the people you accept
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KitLightning Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014   Traditional Artist
Weird I've tried to get FB to flip the switch on my account(s) too to no avail la-quisitors by KitLightning  
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x-Ren-x Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014
I think what they do is they put your account on a sort of stand-by for a period of time and if you visit it while that stand by is going on, they re-activate it. It's kind of a way to take advantage of everyone's tendency to relapse into old habits to tie you to the account once again.

I'm personally kind of tempted to delete mine as well, even though I'm never on it simply because I don't like the platform at all: most of my contacts use it to spam people with silly games and useless stuff. I'd rather keep in contact via e-mail or something. 
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SubWolfSphere Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm going to join you as well, its weird isn't it..some type of OCD
not healthy at all and I applaud your choice
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KelleeArt Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I did the same thing about 2 weeks ago.  Kept my art page, but dumped my personal page.  I got tired of the silly game requests, and too much stuff I didn't need to see being put in front of me from the stuff I actually cared anything about.  I was worried about thinking I'd keep wanting to go back, but honestly, I don't even think about it at all.  I update my art page and go back to drawing instead of puttering around aimlessly acting as if something would actually happen if I stared at it long enough lol.

Enjoy the fresh air!  Welcome to the healthier you! ^_^
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elsevilla Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
yeah i did the same, its my second day and alrady got another friend request to join a comic group, so i have to turn them down, i dont want to start using it again. I just use it to follow other artists pages, more like a blog.
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