Raise your hands if you were one of the people who lost their motherfucking minds today when the two giants of social media went down? 🙌 Don’t be embarrassed. I kinda snapped a few times throughout the day too.
I’m not much of an Instagram girl but Facebook, ya. I’m all over that shit. Well, not today. No one was today. 🤦♀️
I first noticed Facebook was starting to get wonky when I tried to post a pic of my foster puppy. It wouldn’t post. I’ll admit. I was annoyed. A lot.
Let me post my puppy pic damn you!!
Doesn’t look like that’s gonna happen today.
Posting in groups was a hit and miss. Either your post went through or it just didn’t. No reason or rhyme. 95% of mine didn’t.
I eventually gave up and went to work on other stuff. That’s when I noticed something.
Hi my name is iva and I’m a Facebook addict 🙋♀️
I’m a Facebook addict for good reason ( I think ). I run a big page over there and belong to a few really good writing and blogging groups. I spend a lot of time in these groups learning and connecting with like minded peeps. I kinda need these peeps.
Now my Facebook page? I don’t necessarily need my page. I have a love hate relationship with it. More on that another time.
But when Facebook broke down today and I couldn’t get any work done on my page (or post in groups) I was forced to do something else.
Work on my website.
Now don’t get me wrong. I spend a fair amount of time on my website too but lately I’ve had to go through almost 300 blogs and optimize them for my new ad agency. I’ve been doing it bit by bit. It’s an overwhelming task to say the least.
I really wished I could just wave a magic wand and have all that work taken care of. Because it’s such a daunting task, I put it off a bit and only work at it a little at a time.
But because Facebook went down today, I managed to get it all finished today. Yay me. I also managed to create some new pins and got another 200 pins scheduled to Pinterest ( to bring it to a total of 500 scheduled pins).
I also managed to draft up a few blog posts. They’re still in drafts but at least they got started.
I even managed to train my puppy how to go lay down.
Look at all the shit I got done today because Facebook went down!! Son of a bitch.
I realized one very important thing today
I realized that if I just closed the Facebook tab I could get a ton of work done. I realized that my time management skills suck. I realized that my day planner never once mentioned Facebook 🤔(ok so I realized more than one thing).
I realized that I really don’t need Facebook as much as I think I do and that all it is is a time vampire.
I honestly wish I could just delete my account forever but I can’t because of my useless page with over 600K fans. 🤷♀️
But this was a real eye opener for me though, I gotta admit. It might be time to close the Facebook tab all day, get some fucking work done, and then check in for 10 minutes, 3 times a day. That might work. Or not.
So regardless of the fact that I’m really pissed at Facebook for breaking down today and I didn’t get to post my puppy pic, I do have to say thank you Facebook. Thank you for breaking down today so iva could get some much needed work done.
I love you. ❤
Peace and Love
xo iva xo