Leaving Facebook Behind

As I’ve become more of a seasoned blogger, one of the biggest burdens in my life is social media. Sure, it’s great to share with family and friends what my thoughts are goings on are, but a lot of the time they aren’t that exciting.

I walked the dog.

I wrote a really popular blog post (my Facebook and my blog aren’t linked, for some glaringly obvious reasons).

Well I’ve been in Cornwall, I’ve been conducting a little experiment: The ‘life without Facebook’ experiment.

To be honest, it’s been quite successful – and even pleasant!

I always kept Facebook up and going for the sakes of my family and family friends. It was important, I felt, that they had a means to contact me and to see what I was up to. They would want to know that I was alive and kicking, but nobody else really cared because nothing I ever posted was really that cool. Unlike my blog, which I try to make sure has something to inspire you, my Facebook offered very, very little.

Before my vacation, I set myself up with Instagram and Twitter and linked them to my blog. At first, I really didn’t know how to use these platforms, with their hashtags and ‘@’ signs and fancy bits and bobs. For a day or two, I wondered about quitting social media entirely and just focusing on my blog.

But then things started to happen, and in the time that I have been on Twitter & Instagram I have:

  • Used Twitter to put a shoutout about a dog that obviously escaped it’s owner and seemed scared and lost.
  • Shared a photograph on Instagram of pieces of plastic I collected from one small beach, helping to raise awareness of the effects of single-use plastic on our oceans and shorelines.
  • Tweeted about TV shows I was watching, which hundreds of other Brits my age would likely be watching, too.
  • Recorded a video of the RNLI after a training exercise and uploaded it to Instagram with their hashtag, #RNLI, further helping to promote the amazing work they do – absolutely free.

Perhaps more amazingly, because of the way Instagram and Twitter operate, people who aren’t on my Facebook have liked my posts. People care, and it feels truly great to be involved in relevant conversations again without trying to be cool.

I don’t post nearly as much about kink and BDSM. I might occasionally, if it’s relevant, but for now I’m not. My blog is where I write my how-tos and my kinky goings on, not Twitter. Believe it or not, I have a life outside the bedroom (I know, it’s amazing, isn’t it? 😉 )

I can safely say that I am now an Instagram and Twitter convert. I haven’t said anything on my Facebook because I sort of feel like I don’t need to. If they don’t notice me now, then they won’t notice when I’ve left.

Don’t forget, if you want to follow me on Twitter or Instagram, it’s MrsWolfie2210 for both!

Adios amigos!

Hugs & kinky cuddles,
Elena xx

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