Tuesday's are Transformation Tuesday's on the Createyou86 Blog.
Good morning planners,
Looking at the headline of this post you might think that i am clinically insane. I promise you, I'm not! As someone who uses Social Media more than social interaction (i'm working on that) i am proud to say that i use Facebook, but i don't love it. I have turned my personal Facebook page into my business Facebook page because I don't have a cell phone number to verify in order to create an official business Facebook page (you heard right I DON'T HAVE A WORKING CELL PHONE NUMBER!) If you follow me on Facebook or any other social media outlets you might realize that most days i post several times a day. These posts mostly consist of photos on Instagram which also get automatically posted to Facebook, and Tumblr, or are a new blog post which do the same, but are not Facebook advertisements or photos created by me for Facebook purposes. This is mostly because i don't spend much time on Facebook. While reading articles, and seeing peoples responses to certain posts it literally sickens me so i steer clear. I have a Facebook mastermind group which is comprised of 9 members, and it is specifically based around planning, and blogging so i spend most of my Facebook time with that page open, and refreshed. I belong to a few other Facebook communities, none of which allow any type of bullying, or negative commenting. I have even noticed that my personal posts have been to the bare minimum. I might post if i go out to lunch with friends, or occasionally what i'm listening to or what i am watching on Netflix that is inspiring me at the moment. I see too many negative posts, and people airing dirty laundry on Facebook. The substance just isn't there for me. I can go onto Instagram, and see tons of photos that inspire me, and with a click of a button be on that persons blog exploring their page. I can also use Flipboard to explore news articles directly related to topics i request to read about without seeing 5,000 negative comments. In conclusion, yea....I use Facebook, but i don't create Facebook specific social media posts because i don't enjoy most of the advertising on Facebook, or what Facebook has turned into. I remember in 2003 having to have a college e-mail address to be able to even sign up for Facebook. I much preferred it that way.
On another note I fully respect everyone's right to their own opinion regarding Facebook, and what people choose to post. After all, there is a block/report preference for a reason. Let us know what you think about Facebook in the comments below, or tag us on social media #cy86transformationtuesday. Check out this weeks March Planner Decor Series below.