Why I deleted Facebook

Derek Silvers on his blog:

Maybe the fact that I use it to share my blog posts is a tiny tiny reason why others are still using it. It’s like I’m still visiting friends in the smoking area, even though I don’t smoke. Maybe if I quit going entirely, it will help my friends quit, too.

I understand this quandry. Facebook has become a lose-lose scenario for me. If I spend time there it distracts me from what's really important, the people around me and the deep work I want to accomplish. My reasons for keeping my Facebook account are selfish and out of fear. "I need it for work." "I'll lose touch with INSERT NAME." "I'll keep it around but won't use it." Excuses. That's all they are.