I am abstaining from Facebook for a week and it's already killing me.
Starting Jan. 1 at 9 am I voluntarily decided to not log into Facebook (or Twitter) at all until 9 am on Jan. 8. The reason why? John Mayer told me to.
Well, not only me specifically, not not even me SPECIFICALLY, but via his Twitter page a challenge was issued and seeing as how even the THOUGHT of giving up Facebook for a week sort of made me feel sick inside, I knew I had to do it.
It's been two days so far...already I'm getting the Facebook Shakes.
And already my commitment to this project has been challenged as a result of a mobile post that got lost in the ether on New Years Eve and ended up posting onto my Wall yesterday afternoon. I assure you, if you actually care, that I logged out on Friday morning and have NOT gone back.
On top of the personal satisfaction (and gobs of free time) I will enjoy during this week of Facebook abstinence, I have also entered into a bet with my dear friend. If I lose, I have to make her TWO dinners of her choosing. If I win she will buy me a celebratory bottle of wine, and a nice one at that.
But it's ultimately not about the bet, or the fancy wine, it's about proving to myself that I have willpower and that I can make a decision and stick to it. Considering that it's something so silly as a social networking site, you'd think it would be easy...but it's sort of not...
Don't believe it? Finish my week of non-Facebooking with me and see how hard it is for you. If you start now there's only four days, 21 hours and 46 minutes left.