1. Hi!
    I left FB a few months ago. My account is deleted. I do not miss it at all. The only downside is that is where most of my artwork sales came from. I am still on IG but don’t post often but since I have art in a local boutique, it is where the shop owner posts my art and how I connect with her. The “art” biz is the reason I stayed on FB as long as I did. But it was becoming far too much information overload for me.
    I really put a lot of thought and prayer into what to do because of the art biz aspect. I still don’t have a workable answer for that part.
    All that to say, I’m glad I left FB.
    Melanie Dorsey

    1. Hi Melanie!

      Yes, I see your beautiful artwork on IG! I love that you are still creating. I think IG is a great place to share art because it is a visual platform. As long as you are finding success and making sales, I would not leave. IG has done nothing for my writing or my podcast. FB traditionally has been great for sharing my work…but, as I explained, that has changed a lot.

  2. The most important documentary I have watched in years is “The Social Dilemma” on Netflix. It is a completely different angle to why every person needs to consider the moral and ethical future with technology dominating the world. It is a story told by young 20 somethings who have left Silicon Valley and they are asking questions that I never thought of. It’s incredible.

    1. Linda,

      Yes, I’ve seen that movie. I agree that it is incredible. The only issue I had with it was the way they portrayed the fictional family–very cliche. I wanted to sit with my 22-year-old and my 19-year-old and watch it together, but I knew they would never identify with the young adults in the movie because the characters were so exaggerated. Know what I mean? A book along those same lines that came out a few years ago is called “Irresistible.”

  3. Well said! You beautifully articulated what I’ve been feeling about FB for over a year now. I’m still there but posting and scrolling only occasionally. I found that, like you, I was getting angry with people I love and just losing my peace on a regular basis. Just keep me on the email list because I love your wit, humor, insight and Godly wisdom. And I just love you my real-life friend!

  4. This is excellent! Well said! I am a healthcare professional who needs to keep up with the literature and research, as well as my skills, while trying to develop my writing, AND nurture my relationships, the more I hear about how I need to be on media to build that platform, the more overwhelmed I get. There has to be a better way. Essentially, we are doing the work of marketing for the people who used to actually do it for writers. For now, my book will have to wait. In the meantime, I feel called to be true to the values God has asked me to live: relationships first, do my best and strive for excellence in the work and tasks He’s given me, and have fun doing it 🙂

    1. Thank you, Karen. So nice of you to stop by and take a moment to leave a comment. I believe there IS a better way. How can something that’s only a few years old be the only way???? Seems short-sighted to me.

  5. Hi Sandy! It was so serendipitous stumbling into your blog. You may remember me as my younger self – nyc girl in Toledo, small and sang too loudly for my human body at the time. I have been contemplating leaving social media and have for the most part. Facebook is the last bastion because extended family balks at even the mention of it. All that aside, I fall into the targeted audience listed above. So excited to see you’ve written a book and such a needed one too. Blessings ❤️

    1. Hi Julia!!! I totally remember you! AND YOUR VOICE, which was amazing….Wow! How cool that you stumbled across my blog. I’d love to hear how you are doing. Feel free to email me privately at thescooponbalance (at) gmail.com. And we can catch up.


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