7 thoughts on “How to be socially relevant without Facebook”

  1. Nina it’s funny, you writing this article, I was one of ‘those’ people until most recently – until two weeks ago as a matter of fact. I had no facebook, wanted no connection to it and saw no useful purpose to create one. Then the local tv station offered up a chance to win an ipad…on facebook. This is the only reason I bit the bullet. BUT, I’m now glad that I did. Not to become socially relevant (God made me ‘relevant’ the moment he created me) but to reconnect with family members I haven’t seen in ages. It’s been a blessing in that regard.

    I use my account to do the same thing I use Saint In Training for – offer words of encouragement, hope, faith and love except this is geared mainly towards my family. All of my ‘friends’ are mainly family members (I locked the modules to friends only except those that are encouraging to others). So, if a stranger comes to my page, that’s all they’ll see. No friends, no pictures – nothing. I don’t ‘friend’ anyone I don’t know. They can subscribe if they chose but there will be no befriending of strangers or people I know in everyday life who do not speak to me (if you can’t speak to me face to face then don’t try to ‘friend’ me on facebook). LOL

    However, I still wanted to offer encouraging words to the public so I made a public page as well. I now think facebook can be good if, like with anything else, we use it to do good. BUT if one finds that he/she is stalking facebook friends, family. or other users for no good purpose then it’s time to close the ole account and move on.

    There’s a scripture that reads, “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.” Colossians 3:23-24

    Whether its facebook, blogging, work, school, volunteering, socializing we as Christians must remember our true function in life. To be an ambassador of Christ, to draw souls and uplift and glorify God.

    Take care, have a blessed Sunday!

    1. Rebecca!

      Thank you so much for sharing your experience with social media. I’m really happy that it wasn’t like mine, for me Facebook became a breeding ground for drama! Its funny because the minute I got rid of Facebook the easier it became for me to blog instead. Instead of turning to Facebook when I’m bored, I instantly check wordpress.

      Don’t get me wrong, its still really hard for me to get on a consistent blogging pattern, but getting rid of Facebook helps.

      I hope that one day I am mature enough to use Facebook without abusing it, maybe one day years from now?

      Until then?

      1. Don’t think ill of yourself, a sign of maturity is to be able to recognize one’s need for growth! You recognized the need to distance yourself from Facebook – that’s a good thing. And if you so desire, God will strengthen and grow you to the point where you will be able to return to it and use if for His glory.

        Remember He will complete the work He started in you! 🙂

      2. hahahah you’re definitely right about that! 🙂 Thank you for reminding me of that fact.

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