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NaNoJouMo: Defeated by Facebook - A Sorta Fairytale
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hymnia
hymnia
Joie
Wed, Nov. 9th, 2011 12:31 am
NaNoJouMo: Defeated by Facebook

So, I want to keep up with the writing 500+ words per day thing, but today has just defeated me. The Mad Science labs are fun, but they are REALLY exhausting. And then I get home and you know what? My Facebook feed is even more exhausting. I hate, hate, HATE the way it refreshes itself at the drop of a hat, and suddenly the posts are in a completely different order. I just can't keep up. And I have way too many groups and fan pages "Liked" and so my feed is already overwhelming to begin with. But darn it, I enjoy those pages and I don't want to un-like them. :/ I just wish my feed were stable like LiveJournal's, so I could get through it in more than one sitting--and without seeing duplications of the same post. Something has got to give here. I don't know if it's that I just need to give up Facebook cold turkey for a while, or if it's that I have to somehow FORCE myself to quit reading my feed after a reasonable amount of time (an hour, for example), even if I haven't read all the new posts, and just hope I don't miss anything important, or if I need to figure out some things to cut to clean up my feed. One way or another, I can't keep doing these marathon Facebook sessions. It's driving me nuts.

And I'm afraid that's all I have for today. I am just too tired to write more than that. I'll try to write extra tomorrow to make up for it. I have an easier schedule tomorrow--no Mad Science, just a couple of math tutoring clients.

Joie

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rhrsoulmates
rhrsoulmates
rhrsoulmates
Wed, Nov. 9th, 2011 10:02 pm (UTC)

It takes you MORE than an hour to read FB? You're doing something wrong. ;)

Seriously though, do you read every update, every post from all the fan pages, every meme, etc.? I scroll past at least half and barely glance at another quarter. Also, you don't have to un-like the fan pages but I'm sure there are some spammy ones that you can *hide* and then click on them directly from your profile page if you're really dying to know what they've posted.

Another idea is to possibly hide most of them from FB and follow them on Twitter. I know you really don't use Twitter much/at all so it'd be an easy way to corral all that misc. stuff in one place.


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hymnia
hymnia
Joie
Thu, Nov. 10th, 2011 05:21 am (UTC)

Oh, I scroll past tons of stuff without clicking or reading beyond a brief skim, too. I think the problem is I have lots of political or religious (or both) fan pages that update a LOT and have links to long-ish articles and videos that interest me. I probably only click on about 1 in 5, but even that is still a lot. I think I'm going to go through tonight and try to see what pages I can hide updates on or maybe un-like. (FREX, there are at least one or two groups that pertain to cosplay in Florida that I don't really need to be following anymore.)


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coastal_spirit
coastal_spirit
Gale
Thu, Nov. 10th, 2011 12:53 am (UTC)

I have the same problem with Facebook. It drives me CRAZY when it does that refreshing thing and I get the same posts over and over. This isn't usually a problem unless I've gone several days without reading it (I don't have a very long f'list and not many groups), but it's SO annoying when I'm trying to catch up. I usually just give up. :\


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hymnia
hymnia
Joie
Thu, Nov. 10th, 2011 05:21 am (UTC)

Yeah. I probably SHOULD give up.


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