I’ve been rehearsing this moment in my head for weeks. There is no easy way to say it.
As of Dec 31st, my Facebook days are over. I want to try new things. See the world. Go outside. I need to find myself again.
We’re heading in two different directions. You are getting bigger and more popular by the minute. I’m growing tired of the drama and event invitations. I’m feeling like I need to dedicate more time to the non-voyeuristic things in life. You’re a great social application, but I have strayed.
I’ve been blogging. Don’t be mad.
I don’t want a commitment right now, so we’re taking it slow. Blogging doesn’t force me to play with farm animals. I’m not pressured to report in every day or post pictures of my parties, weddings, or children. Blogging doesn’t suggest what friends I need to reconnect with. I’m not constantly manipulated by a changing interface—I barely recognize you anymore.
I want you to be happy! You don’t need to change for me, but I appreciate your efforts. Security settings have improved, but it’s too little, too late. I can’t be in a restricted, unsecured relationship. I need more control. Blogging provides me with that. You have so many users seeking a piece of you. Life will go on.
Don’t cry. You are my first social media application. I will always have a special place for you in my heart.
I’m sorry, but we can’t be friends. It will be too hard for both of us. We can’t talk.
It wouldn’t be fair to Blogging.
This is goodbye, Facebook. You will make a great social application for someone else.
I <3 you.