Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Time for a Face(book) Lift

So I hinted the other day that I'm already thinking about what I'm giving up for Lent.  It's actually a New Year's resolution that I have put off fully putting into practice.  I started this blog to cut down on what I post on Facebook, and the other half of the resolution was to delete my old Facebook profile and start a new one without as many "friends" and without as many photos, etc.  Facebook was no longer providing the information from businesses and organizations that I like in my news feed, either, and I found it less useful as a result.  It looks like I'm online all the time, but it's actually that I can see the computer in my kitchen, so I jump on for a minute here and there, but I do get sucked in to a lot of unproductive time, too. 

I think Lent is a good time to completely detox from Facebook and spend more time preparing for Easter.  The complicated part is notifying those that I still want to keep in touch with what I'm doing so they don't think I've blocked them.  The other thing is to delete my photos so they're not floating around out there.  So Ash Wednesday will be my last day on my current Facebook profile, and it's also my 34th birthday.  It's a month and a half away, and I will be working on slimming down the current profile in the meantime.


  1. I like the idea of giving something up for Lent. What a great idea to better ourselves!

  2. I wasn't raised in a tradition that observed Lent, but I began to once I joined the Lutheran church. I have to say that it made Easter so much more meaningful to me to sacrifice something in order to focus on Christ during the Lenten season. You can give something up from Ash Wednesday (March 9 this year!) to the beginning of Holy Week, or you can do it every day but Sunday for the entire time from Ash Wednesday to Good Friday. It's about 40 days either way. I usually do the first or go straight on through until Easter with no Sundays off. Ideally, it should be something that will cause some pain to be without. I'll do meatless Fridays as well. I should do no sweets, but I'm just not that strong!