Thursday, May 5, 2011

Said Bye Bye to Facebook


Well I am back to chat!!

I left Facebook 2 days ago (not sure anyone has even noticed yet...lol) and I am feeling pretty good so far. I was beginning to feel a little like the baby birdies atop .. sapped of energy...I found there is a lot of 'upkeep' on FB ...and being one to never throw anything out...I had over 3,000 emails generated by Facebook .that were stashed in my save file...no wonder my computer had the lightening speed of a banana slug. So I 'cleaned house' took a vacation from FB and have decided that anything I needed to say or if anyone wanted to chat...I could do it all right here ... I can tell you one thing for sure...I am getting about 90% less spam mail daily...FB seems to generate tons of it... and it all finds it's way into my mailbox...

There is something very freeing about being disconnected from FB... though I miss friends there...I know I have great ones here...

Also I have done so much work in the past 2 days...unbelievable!
So my plan is this... to work, accomplish what I had a hard time doing before, chatting here more often, keeping everyone up on my doings and dolls and viewing all the lovely stories of friends in Bloglandia...


She's BaaAaaAack!!!

31 comments:

sassypackrat said...

I followed you here first so it's all good to me. Facebook does require so much upkeep. I wonder everyday if it's worth it to stay. Enjoy your freedom! ;0)

Deborah Adams,Long Beach, California. said...

So glad you're back! Despite it being a computer, I think some how, a blog is a much more personal connection with followers. :-)
Looking forward to more posts! :-)
~ Deb

Judy C said...

I followed you on Facebook but I like the blogs much better. You have a lot of interesting things in your life and somehow the quieter venue makes them easier for me to enjoy.

Ayala Art said...

I feel the same way! In fact, I go there maybe every 2 or 3 weeks and feel overwhelmed. There is so much to see, but hard to keep up. I just posted something similar a couple of days ago. :o) I like my blog more than FB
All the emails go to a folder, and yes I have a zillion of them too, but not spam (good thing!)

Caseymini said...

Jodi, I was on facebook for a whole 8 hours a few months ago....It only took me that long to decide that it was exactly what you are discribing now. It is much more personal on the blogs. I am looking forward to having you back.

Jaquandor said...

I'm bummed to see you leave FB (just because I get pouty when my "Friends" number goes down), but I can see why and I've been reading your blog for quite a while anyway. I hope you'll continue to stop by my blog once in a while -- we overalls lovers gotta stick together, right? (And I'll be sure to let you know next time I get a pie in the face, since you enjoyed seeing it last time! :) )

Debbie said...

I knew you'd gone Jodi! But we can keep in touch via email and your blog..xxxx

Sarah said...

I don't think you will miss it! Just think of the time you are recouping. You will not be sitting there taking care and tending it. Better things to do! I enjoyed your DVD set. Thanks for producing it!

julie campbell said...

Wondered where you had gone, but I'm glad you are keeping the blog up.Blogland is a much calmer place to be and blog posts are so much more fun to read than FB ones :0)
Its so hard tryng to keep up with it all and still have a life isnt it ! I have neglected my blog since joining facebook and noticed the time I spend there is creeping up and up and I've been doing les and less work, something has to give LOL
I have been thinking a lot about just keeping up my public page on FB and closing my personal one. I only joined to get my dolls out there so it would be a good solution for me.
julie xx

rosanna said...

Welcome back Jodi, it's so nice to see you again. FB is not my piece of cake either, it's too much.Minihugs, Rosanna

Julie said...

Hello Jodi :) Fb is rather hectic....its like a lot of post its that your never sure what order they are meant to be in and then fb mixes them up anyway...confused...i always am....nice to have you home :)
xxx

Creager Studios said...

Howdy Sassy... Great to be home. Boy you have that right about the FB Upkeep... non-stop! Ugh...I am so much more relaxed here

Thanks for the Welcome back..

Hugs

Creager Studios said...

Howdy Deb...

Thanks so much for the Sweet Welcome back... You are so right, Blogs are so much more personal...

Hugs

Creager Studios said...

Howdy Judy...

Great to be back home and great to see you here. I really am looking forward to jotting my random nutso thoughts here in Bloglandia...glad you stick around...

Hugs

Creager Studios said...

Howdy Ayala...(beautiful name)

Great to be back. So true about the gabillion emails...it became one of those 'screaming and pulling hair' moments for me a few days ago...and I just said...ENOUGH!!!


Hugs

Creager Studios said...

Howdy Casey (my fellow Arizonian)

Thanks so much for the wonderful welcome back...great to be here again...missed home. FB is a 'Time Sucking Monster from another dimension'...I swear!!

I look forward to seeing once again what Tessie has been up to...

Hugs

Creager Studios said...

Howdy Kelly...

Great to see you here...thanks for the welcome back. FB was getting way outta hand...though it was nice to have over 1600 FB friends...I asked myself often...was it?? I really didn't know a fraction of those people and they never spoke with me so it began to feel like I was carrying around excess bulk (and believe me I don't need to carry anymore than I have to..wink wink) I like a nice small group of friends who chat...makes the world glide around so much more smoothly...

I did just post on your blog..

Hugs

Creager Studios said...

Howdy Debbie...

So great to see you here...I think of you so often and your lovely family and land...wish I could visit (in my mind I do often...and we have a lovely time)!!..did I tell you I have a VERY active mind!! lol

I so look forward to chatting more here...

Hugs
P.S. I REALLY enjoyed several cups of my 'Lovely English/Welch tea during the wedding...thank You again my friend

Creager Studios said...

Howdy Sarah...

Thanks so much for the Welcome Back...great to be here. I feel bad that I left Richard there...fending for himself...lol

Being on FB is rather like rather like tending a large garden... aches of beautiful flowers and hiding in amoungst are nasty weeds that wish to take over...non stop job of growing and weeding out... UGH

It is calm here...I like that

Hugs

Creager Studios said...

Howdy Julie...

So great to see you... glad you popped in over here...would have missed you terribly in FB land...

It is crazy over there...and yes...my butt was plopped in this seat waaaaaay to much during each and every day ..I feel I can breath over here.
Hmmmm interesting thought maintaining a 'public page' You will have to tell me more about that one...might be the way to go...I don't wish to speak there

Thanks and Hugs

Creager Studios said...

Dear Rosanna...

So great to see you my friend...I at last Broke away for good from FB...as you know I tried before, but it had me trapped...lol!
The candle was left buring in the window of Bloglandia...and I found my way back home!

Hugs

Creager Studios said...

Howdy Julie...

Great to be back...FB was sweet at first but in the end became rather like a VERY cranky Old women living in the backroom , demanding tea and other things every 5 minutes...UGH! I sent her to a retirement home and I am sure she is gathering new recruits there...

great to be back...the sun is shining!

Hugs

Pattee said...

I know Jodi Face book sucks the life out of you... but I have to admit I keep in touch iwth some of my friends there... but I went and cleaned out my face book friends.... little do they know : ) People that boast about having 5,000 face book friends!!!! OMG! LOL I wouldn't even want that many "real" friends!

When I get home I'll mail you the salted licorice I tried it and well.... you my dear friend may have it : )
XXX Pat

Steinworks said...

I left FB last year and Ive never been busier or happier, I don't think I would be touching clay if I were still on FB anyways it's good to see you back


Mini Hugs
Marisa :)

Creager Studios said...

Howdy Pattee...LOL...I like that "I don't want that many real life friends"...so true.
I do feel good about the decission although still admit to a bit of 'withdrawals'...

So I gather you do not care for the Zout Licorice ...LOL it most definitely is an acquired taste...

Hope you are having a SUPER time on your Fantastic Journey...

A nice shade of 'envy green' here

Hugs

Creager Studios said...

Howdy Marisa...

Boy do I ever hear ya about FB and getting more work done since leaving. I don't think many realize how it is a time stealer ...very easy to get addicted to the chat and posting this and that... (dang, that rhymed!!)..
I too have accomplished much this last week...feel I am easily 3-4 days up on work...with still some time for play...

As martha says..."It's a Good Thing'

Hugs

EV Miniatures said...

I was wondering where you went? I wanted to say thanks for the carmel recipe. I tried it and it was GREAT! My brother specially loved it. I am thinking about making a FB fan page and then widdeling down my friend list. Not sure.. I do know for SURE. FB takes way too much of my time. and often just makes my blood pressure go up..Glad I can keep up with your creations here on the blog.
Ericka

EV Miniatures said...

also.. I started my blog and facebook account at the same time. I love my blog.. but my facebook seems to be alot of work. I thought it would be the other way around.

Sherry Goshon ODACA said...

Well will have to just check you out hear FB can be overwhelming at times miss you tho
hugs

Patty Benedict said...

Jodi...I noticed you left facebook...I totally understand, you had a HUGE following!!!!
I have stated a Woopitydooart FB page just for my art, my other account is for my personal friends and family. With all my kids in Austin TX I love seeing all their posting on FB..it keep me in touch with there everyday life.
I don't like to write so I don't spend a lot of time on FB..but I will miss you! Hugs Patty

Designs By CK ★ said...

Can't believe I missed this one! But I guess you are BACK on FB! LOL

I tried this once a few years ago...I tried to get out but they pulled me back in! '-)

Thanks again 4 the lovely new Vamp CK pics. I love them all and I truly appreciate your friendship!

I mailed your thank-you goodie out in yesterday's mail and hope you will like it.

XOXO

CK ★