I’m trying to be fair but you are not playing nice. So I think it’s time for a separation and possibly a divorce. This is no longer working for me.
I know how this goes, I’ve been through a divorce and it was ugly, painful and long. Separating from you, Facebook is turning into a long, ugly divorce too with all of the power lawyers on your side.
The children in this disagreement are two business pages which at this point I’m willing to split, Facebook you can keep one and I get the other. Again painful but it can work.
And on it goes, my personal struggle with a social media giant that is suppose to be at the very least, SOCIAL!
Not feeling the social love here Facebook.
What’s the reason behind this breakup you ask?
There were no haters (you know “haters going to hate” thing), no mean comments, no hijacks of my pages, just me being very tired of a long list of what I call, cattle calls;
“Look I’m at the gym”
“I just checked into Wal-Mart”
“Grab this coupon now”
“I don’t like or you shouldn’t like…….”
“Check out this cute puppy video” (btw I love cute puppy videos, but I digress)
And I could go on but you get the picture, you see all of this too in your newsfeed. And is it really news?
Now don’t get me wrong there were times that useful information came through those cattle calls but overall if it was something I really needed to know someone had already called, texted or emailed me.
But now I want out, delete, deactivate my personal page and keep my two business pages up and running.
“NO” said Facebook, “you can’t do that, we need to “know” who you are, where you are and what the hell you might be doing.”
What you are really saying Facebook is you want to track my likes, dislikes, throw ads and other pages at me. Follow my friends and see what they are up to too. Put me in a demographic group so you can throw even more stuff my way.
And then there are the business gurus making me feel guilty if I don’t have a social media presence. “You could miss a lot of business exposure, your target audience or worse yet another “LIKE”, they proclaim.
For me, Facebook, you have really been a huge disappointment and now you want to punish me for wanting to leave you?
Well I may not win the whole battle and you may get custody of one or both pages but I will keep my sanity and have a whole helluva lot more time to do the things I want to do, like writing this blog post about you.
As the separation proceedings continue my dear community and if I leave Facebook then know that I’m still right here, sending you my thoughts through my writing on living a life you love. And unlike Facebook, when you get tired of my stuff you get to unsubscribe guilt free with no hoops to jump through.
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