What I learned from my 1-month break from Facebook
Sometimes you don’t know how important something is in your life, or how well it works for your business, until you take it out for a while. I did that in May 2015 when I took a month-long break from Facebook.
I’d been wanting to try this for a long time. A couple of topic-based pages I follow had so many posts (15 or more per day!) that I was getting overwhelmed. Especially by the celebrity who links only to those annoying sites where it takes 7 pages to get through 15 photos. And there’s all the posts you see from Facebook that tell you someone Liked or commented on a post, but you can only Share the post. I really don’t see the point in this.
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Catena Creations anniversary: Two wonderful years
Thanks to author Anne Rice on Facebook, I found a great quote in a great column by Gail Collins of The New York Times. Her column is about the 90-year anniversary this month of women getting the right to vote.
She points out in the column that behind the suffrage celebration was “a 70-year slog” of people taking risks, rallying support, changing minds. And getting the last final vote from a 24-year-old Representative who decided that he had to obey his mama and change his vote. (Really.)
As I write this blog entry today, Aug. 21, I celebrate the second anniversary of the day I decided to start my own business. Because of that, I especially appreciate this wonderful quote from Ms. Collins’ column:
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