Why I am ‘Deleting’ My Facebook Profile

In the next few days, I will be changing my interaction with and presence on Facebook.

My profile will be converting to a Page and I wanted to notify my readers of this coming change. You don’t need to do anything and I will still have a Facebook presence. Let me take a moment to thank you immensely for reading my craft.  A tribe like you makes the journey worthwhile.

What’s Changing…

You will notice a few changes:

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  1. Facebook will convert your ‘friendship’ to a ‘Like’ (I genuinely hope you don’t mind)
  2. I will (I believe) lose my current Facebook content – profile pictures, likes, comments, etc. Well, that’s one of the prices I have to pay.

Hopefully I can back up content before they disappear.

So Why Am I Doing This?

Well, a couple of reasons and I want to be open about them with you:

  1. I’ve become disenchanted with recent Facebook ads that litter my profile. It’s annoying. If they don’t disappear on Page, then that would be more disappointing. Hopefully they won’t be there.
  2. God humbles me every time I get to speak into people’s lives and they want to connect. That’s awesome! Unfortunately, over 60% of those friendships are people I don’t know personally. I need to regain some control of this part of my social media life as my priorities continue to shift.
  3. My devotional SELAH launches next year and I want to use the Page to promote my brand a bit more.
  4. My favorite reason – Temi and I have finally agreed, after 3 years, that she can have her personal profile if I convert. It means I don’t get to be referred to as Joseph Temi Iregbu in person anymore. I love the name but can live without the subtle confusion. It also means she can publish her content online and I know she’s really good.

If my decision offends you, I can understand. You can still interact with me as usual so you would hardly notice a change. But if you’re so upset you would rather not talk to me anymore (I hope not), it’s all good. Life is too complicated to stress over that :-)… seriously.

I hope you stick around. I hope my words remain relevant to you. But most importantly, I pray we all stay true to God’s purpose for our lives without getting lost in the many distractions we are surrounded by.

What’s the one distraction in your life now you need to get rid of you so you can focus?

About Joseph Iregbu

I'm a writer, purpose guy, speaker and business consultant. My passion is to help people live with purpose and not waste their lives. I live in the UK with my wife, Temi and our gorgeous Isabel Juda. Let's connect on Twitter and Facebook.

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