My plan is to be off Facebook for five days. I started late Tuesday night and will end late Sunday night. Here is my temporary Profile Picture. In fact, I understand it’s already live, eight hours early. That was one part I could not schedule.
Facebook has been my social media “happy place” to coin a phrase I picked up in one of my early “how to” workshops on using facebook to sell books. Twitter was just too hyper for me; Instagram too temporary. Facebook was “just right.”
I’ve met many new and engaging people on Facebook over the years, from around the globe. And most of the copies of my memoir have sold as a direct result of my time on Facebook. Now, I’m trying a new experiment; one I’m looking forward to.
It’s easy enough to go on hiatus; I set it up on my phone. I went to Settings and clicked on “Your Time on Facebook.” From there I opened “Manage Your Time” and accessed Quiet Mode. You can set it for a number of days or for a number of hours. AND, while there, you can turn on a notification of how much time you spend on facebook on a given day. I just looked mine up and was pleasantly surprised. This week I’ve averaged 44 minutes; last week, 38.
Turns out there are lots of memes to help you advertise this. Here are two of my favorites. Feel free to steal them.
I’ll be taking notes and plan to report what I learn next month.
How about you? Ever consider a hiatus?