When Your Crush is Not on Facebook

Note: I found this in my laptop, and omg it’s so embarrassing, it’s gold.

It’s hard to be obsessed when your crush doesn’t have Facebook. Yup, he’s one of those people, the ones who think that Facebook is beneath them. Why do I like older guys again?

When my crush has Facebook, I am updated on his random thoughts. I can make papansin with my posts and deliberately post something that I am sure he will comment on, and then I’ll start a conversation. I can be surprise kilig whenever he likes my posts. I can talk to him on the walls of our common friends so that I am commenting on the same topic, and it’s not like I went out of my way to find things he commented on and then try to strike up a conversation with him. I can look at his photos on Facebook and laugh about how ugly his ex-girlfriend/ current girlfriend is.

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Facebook and YouTube Detox Week (Nov 2017)

I am glad to announce that I have successfully completed a one-week Facebook and YouTube detox. From Nov. 20, 2017 to Nov. 26, 2017, I wasn’t allowed to check my Facebook and watch YouTube videos. Recently, I noticed that I’ve been overly checking Facebook and watching too many YouTube videos especially of the show Friends. In this post, I will tell you how I came up with this idea, the rules of the detox week, my progress, and my realizations.

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Boredom–The Cure To Your Facebook Addiction

The other day I read this article I kicked my smartphone addiction by retraining my brain to enjoy being boredI posted about it in my Reader Takes Notes BlogBasically, the article talks about how important it is to experience boredom. If you always obliterate boredom by going online or playing games, you decrease your ability to think creativity. You never get to space out, let your mind wander, and discover original ideas. What the article doesn’t talk about is the how. How can we learn to get bored again? So here are a few things I came up with:

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No Facebook Weekends

I would like to announce that I have successfully completed a no-Facebook weekend. This was my first attempt, and I was surprised that I was able to do it. I’ve always heard people saying that there are negative effects to doing too much Facebook, but I’ve always dismissed it (see In Defense of Facebook: 5 Reasons Why I Love Facebook). I thought that these warnings were mere gripes of old people who were being closed-minded about the advances of technology.

My opinion changed when I watched a Ted Talk by Simon Sinek (which I discussed in my post Nothing has changed since the last time you checked Facebook). I realized that as much as Facebook has been a useful tool to communicate with others and to share information, it can also be an addicting thing that can make you crave for constant social approval. So I decided to kick my Facebook addiction.

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Nothing has changed since the last time you checked Facebook

Ever since I watched this video where Simon Sinek talked about Millenials and our relationship with social media, I realized that I’m addicted to Facebook and it’s bad. In the past, I really did not understand the criticisms against social media. I even eagerly professed my love for Facebook. When I watched this video though, I was convinced that excessive use of Facebook can be detrimental. Aside from the obvious reason that it’s a time-waster, it also makes people addicted and dependent on social praise. In the long run, this can degrade one’s resilience against failure. Before I discuss those points, you can watch the video here:

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In the digital future will online writers get royalties?

Journalists who write for newspapers and magazines don’t get royalties, but in the future will that change and will that make things better? But first, let’s talk about how a royalty system will work for journalists. After being given a salary or being paid a fixed fee per article (for freelance writers), as long as the online articles get hits, the writer will get royalties (a few cents per click). The clicks have to be unique page views so as to prevent the writer from cheating by clicking on their own article.

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Age of the Diary Launches Its Donate Button!

If you look at the right hand side of this blog and then scroll down, you’ll find that underneath my profile picture is a donate button. For those who enjoy reading this blog, and would like to help me get more time to work on this, any amount will help. If I receive money from this blog, I can lessen accepting other kinds of work. If it’s possible to just live off of blogging, then that would be a dream.

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