I don't want to use facebook!

Last Update: May 02, 2015

So, I've been using Wealthy Affiliate for almost a month now to develop my website.

It took me a week or so to actually choose my niche and go with it. I've chosen travel blogging, but A-Z, from conception to reflection, just my entire experience.

This last week I found that I hadn't done that much with my site. I think this was to do with being stuck on Course 4 of the training here.

After my boyfriend and I broke up a month ago I finally took one of the biggest steps I could in my small life and deactivated my facebook...and I've never been happier!

I haven't even logged in once. It made me realise that that sort of social networking is just very poisonous to my mental health. All I end up doing is obsessing over other people's lives and comparing myself to others. There are no positive things that come out of me using facebook.

...but Kyle says that I really should...

I want to follow these courses down to the letter so that I can find financial freedom to live my life the way I want to...but right now i just CAN'T be on facebook...and I feel like the rest of my progress has stalled as well.

Can you still do this if you don't use facebook/twitter?

Is it possible?

I really hope the answer is yes because at least for now I feel that not being a part of social networking has been the key to my success and mental health so far.

Thanks for listening

Katia

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Maxiam59 Premium
always go with your heart and you will succeed all the best
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Katia Premium
Thank you Max, I think I'm making this decision but it's really wonderful that this community reaches out to other members like me that are facing uncertainty with even the most trivial of issues. Thanks again :)
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RobVallair Premium
Of course you can still do this without facebook. If you still want to use some form of social media, you can set up a google plus account.
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Katia Premium
Hi Rob, thank you! I am pretty active on Google Plus actually so I might just stick to that for now!
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Kyle Premium
Don't use it then. Honestly, you don't need facebook to be successful online and you can definitely just use it to "share" your posts through a new account if you want to do that.

The problem I see with Facebook is more on the side of people using it too much and wasting too much time there. Your time is best spent building out your website and engaging in conversation within your actual pages/posts on your website.

Don't panic if Facebook is not your thing, that is fine.
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Katia Premium
Hi Kyle,

Thank you for replying to this, to be honest I wasn't expecting it. I guess I know everything everyone is telling me here on my blog and I know that very soon I'm sure I'll be able to use facebook again to my advantage on my own terms but knowing that not using it isn't stopping my progress is really what I needed to hear to move forward.

Thank you again :)
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Kyle Premium
At your own pace, honestly you don't need it at all to create a full time business but as you move it forward it may be something that you want to learn and add as a small component of your business.

When getting rolling though don't let it distract you. :)
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mvalverdec Premium
Hi! I agree that Facebook is a very important source of traffic but it's not the only one. I believe it's more important if you feel comfortable with the things you're doing instead what supposed you "must" do it. If Facebook brings a negative state of mind, don't do it. You can bring traffic to your website by SEO, Pinterest, Forums, email marketing, etc. Use facebook when you're ready... maybe you can ask a really good friend that do it for you. Keep going!
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Katia Premium
Hello! Thank you for the support. I know I'll be able to use it eventually but for now I guess I just need to pursue the other paths. That's a really good idea getting a friend to do it for me though, i hadn't thought about that! Thank you again for the kind words :)
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cathylmg Premium
Hugs to you Katia for being strong. You can treat FB as a channel to announce your new post. Just remember not to dab on senseless surfing and updating of other peoples post.
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Katia Premium
Thank you so much Cathy. I think I'll get there eventually but for now facebook would do me more harm than good. I'll get there though! :)
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