I’VE RECENTLY returned to Facebook, and it’s been an unexpectedly lovely experience. I’ve been away from it for a long time – some years, in fact – and it was a delight to find such a warm community of long-time FB friends greeting me on my return. I’ve greatly enjoyed catching up with their posts.
Years ago, when I first joined Facebook, I decided to make my personal page a place free from argument and anger; a place dedicated to the sharing of posts on topics of interest to fans of Fantasy/Sci-Fi (and other subjects, such as gardening and music).
I wanted it to be a refuge, if you will, from the seemingly constant social media focus on world events. After all, I doubt whether any important political issue has ever been resolved by arguing about it on Facebook. Besides, your Facebook Page is YOUR page, and can be what you want it to be. There is no obligation to discuss politics. There are better places to do that.
I don’t know how long I will remain back on Facebook, because yes, it can be distracting, and writers need to concentrate on writing. But while I’m there, I am loving it.