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To Blog Again

I was never very consistent at keeping a blog, but, when Facebook came along, I became even more inconsistent. I found it much easier to hang out in Facebook-land, posting witty status updates and mindlessly watching the ever rolling scroll of news feed. It felt like a ever-flowing stream of connection with the outside world. Being a stay-at-home mom can be a lonely existence. Having the steady flow of communication made me feel less alone.

It was very fun, for a time, but that time is no more. Facebook has changed from a community to a collection of soapboxes. The political season surrounding the 2016 election was excruciating on Facebook. Slowly, Facebook ceased to be about community and became about causes, grievances, and venting. 
My problem with Facebook runs deeper than that, though. I find myself unable to moderate my time there. I go online "just to check" something, and end up lost for a couple of hours. With a smartphone in my hand for most of the …

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