I Chose To Delete My Facebook & Here’s Why (w/ Videos)
Delete my Facebook account? Really!!
I’ve had this thought to delete my Facebook account for a while but I’ve never taken any action on the thought. I’m sitting here in the corporate world’s version of a crack-house, and I’m fed up; by the way. The crack-house I’m referring to is Starbucks. That stuff is so addictive isn’t it? Glad I don’t drink it; I just use their Wi-Fi.
Before reaching this “down with Facebook” mindset, I’ve reconnected with a few old friends and made some new ones. Just recently, I’ve come to the realization that having a Facebook account is a HUGE WASTE OF TIME. Do you agree? It can also be unsafe but that’s for you to decide.
I’m constantly checking it to see what the word is and most of the time, I’m left browsing down my wall looking at what’s going on in other people’s lives. Frankly, I’ve grown tired of it.
Now don’t think I’m completely done with Facebook because that would be absurd from an online business standpoint. I’m going to show you how I’m going to physically remove myself from Facebook while still being able to use all the goodies that come with Facebook.
But before we go into that, lets talk about what brought this change about.
Why I’m Choosing To Delete My Facebook
Facebook has exposed a serious problem in our society. Our longing for attention. We post something online in hopes that one of our friends or a group of them will share it or agree with our statement. The only problem with that is most of the “good” stuff is overlooked while meaningless nonsense is pushed out and about from profile to profile.
Remember all the porn on Facebook? Yea; a huge part of that was due to users continuously sharing and liking.
On my quest to reach the 5000 max of people I don’t know, I’ve seen too much. The exploitation of kids for Facebook fame. People bragging about their newest clothes, shoes and cars. Women aspiring to be models posting pictures with nothing covering 99% of their body. The constant fights between people with different political and religious views.
And I don’t know if you’ve noticed but everyone has these “haters” now.
The list goes on but those are nothing compared to what’s really going on; right under our noses.
The biggest problem I see with Facebook and most social media sites in general is that they’ve brought on a whole new problem of invasion of privacy like we’ve never seen. The main reason is because WE ALLOW THEM TO!
Have you heard the “joke” about how Mark Zuckerberg works for the CIA and they use Facebook to gather information on the unsuspecting American people? Watch the video below and decide for yourself whether it’s fact or fiction. Take in mind that it’s from the Onion. Watch it with your mind and not your eyes and ears….
I decided to delete my Facebook to start on a path to bring myself back to the way life was before social media. Before we had nosey people all in our business and before we were all in theirs; and before those pesky government people started prowling our profiles.
Time is money and I just see myself putting too much on the table.
Deleting My Facebook But I’ll Still Be On Facebook… Huh?
As time went on, I’ve managed to create a huge number of fanpages. I have a fanpage for every single project I’m working on.
Now I don’t want to lose those as they allow me to connect with my fans so here are some tips or what I’m doing..
Steps I’m taking before I delete my Facebook… for good
Not only do I have multiple fanpages; I also have multiple Facebook accounts. Most of the other accounts are with fake names of people I’ve used to market products online. I don’t use them for any type of interaction.
1. First step before I delete my Facebook permanently is to make sure I have the contact info of everyone I want to stay in contact with. I’m going to message them on Facebook and let them know if they want to ever contact me, hit me up at a specific number or email address.
2. Next I make a fake account and make it admin over all my fanpages. Fans can’t see who the admins are so this works out perfect. I’ll just tell my fans and followers to like my page through my blogs.
You’ll also want to take the above step with any applications you’ve created. You’ll need an application ID in order to have Facebook comments on your blog. You can post comments as your fanpage just in case you’re wondering about how you’ll respond to Facebook comments.
My goal after I delete my Facebook is to snatch my personal life and info back. It would be borderline business suicide to not incorporate Facebook into your business somehow. Just because I’m choosing to delete my Facebook, doesn’t mean the other 100 billion people (that’s a bit exaggerated) are going to do the same.
3. Another positive about Facebook that I will be able to utilize with my other account is Facebook advertising. Their advertising platform is the most advanced in the World which is a big reason why I chose to delete my Facebook. If you learn how to use it properly, you’ll be tapping into well over 800 million users.
Never have you been able to target people so directly. All they’ll have on file is debit card for this so no biggie. My biggest concern is giving out my information.
You Know What I’ve Learned In Life?
Something I heard from one of the many audiobooks I’ve listened to is “almost everything that is popular is wrong“. Whenever you see a group of people going in one direction, run like heck the other. That’s a line from Preston Ely; one of my top 10 successful Internet entrepreneurs.
So am I recommending you delete your Facebook? No but wait until you see the video below to decide what you want to do.
Am I preaching a conspiracy theory? Nope but take what you will from it…
Is Facebook really that bad? Don’t use Facebook for a week and see for yourself.
What am I hoping to accomplish after I delete my Facebook?
After I delete my Facebook account for good, I’m looking forward to being propelled back to a life where I wasn’t worried about what people thought about my posts.
Where I’m not asked “did you see what I posted on Facebook?“; you know… THE REAL WORLD!
I’ve always been sort of an outcast. I’ve always hung to myself and have never been the type to put my personal life out for everyone to see. I just feel like Facebook help mold me into something that I’m not and I hate being someone who I’m not.
The race to max out at 5000 people who I don’t have clue who they are, is over. I’ll still connect with people who generally follow me via my fanpages but the checking statuses and wasting time on Facebook is over.
As I’m typing this, I thought of something from an old gangster movie. We as successful internet entrepreneurs, want to sell people stuff online. In the movies, they were selling “stuff” and they were always told to
“Never get high on their own supply”
It’s a little off because were not actually selling Facebook but truth be told, I’m using Facebook to build a brand so I refuse to fall victim to the very thing I make money off of.
If You’re Still Undecided About Deleting Your Facebook….
For the last month or so, while using Facebook after seeing a video in a post by my friend titled “Facebook is Run by the CIA“, I’ve had one thought lingering in the back of my mind…
ARE YOU FREAKIN’ CRAZY!!!
One thing about Dennis (that’s me by the way) is he is not crazy. I didn’t create my first email account yesterday. (the new watermelon truck reference for internet people).
Watch this video and you’ll see what I mean.
It’s Time For Change
Yea you saw what the video said. Facebook is a sticky web of information and I felt that mines was the only information at stake. I’m making a change. My business is down with Facebook but I’m personally done with Facebook. Like I said earlier; this has been something that has been lingering in my mind for a little over a month now.
One thing about me is I pay attention to what’s going on around me. I see what everyone else is doing. I’ve heard reports of people using Facebook for 8 hours a day.
While I’ll never get to that point, I don’t even want to be an hour a day. There is a browser plugin called WasteNoTIme (for Mac) that works GREAT for time management.
If you don’t have a Mac, there is a universal online application that will keep you on track called Rescue Time. It tells you how much time you’re spending online and on what sites.
My next move is to be done with Gmail as they’re reading our emails but one step at a time until I’m off the grid as much as possible.
I’m making this move for a few reasons
- I have self diagnosed ADHD which means I absolutely suck at paying attention.
- Never been a “follow the leader” type. Just because everyone else is using Facebook, doesn’t mean I have to.
- I want to get back to the things in life that matter. My spiritual life, sunsets, success, my business, finding love and family.
I hope you found this post informative as much as I did putting it together for you. Don’t look at me as some advocate preaching “down with Facebook” because as long as people long for attention, I’ll lose; big reason why I’ll still use Facebook advertising.
You won’t see me with signs standing outside your local gas station either. It’s too freakin’ hot for that. I may get a t-shirt made though.
One thing I am though is an advocate for me, my safety and my privacy so that’s why I’m deciding to go against the grain.
If you too have an online business and would like to take yourself out of the loop, after you follow the steps I listed above, check out this site that showed me how to delete my Facebook permanently.
Now after you delete your Facebook, step outside and get some fresh air. It’s a beautiful day outside with many people to meet.
Thanks for reading and God bless