Basically I’m done with the distractions that come with trying to maintain more than one Facebook “page”, a twitter account, etc. solely for the purpose of promoting my blog. The whole experience has proven to be not only a distraction, but also a frustration. It’s not worth the time and the effort required to sustain my home, my blog, and a couple of Facebook pages.
Having made that decision yesterday, I shut down my secondary “page” on Facebook. And this time I mean it!
I’ve been struggling with it for several years. On again, off again, frustrated, aggravated and finally just finished. Hate is such a strong word that I hardly ever use it…but I have a strong dislike for the fb giant. Over the past two weeks the page “insights” showed between zero and 2 people reached on each post. Mostly *0*. So.o.o not worth the time I spend working on it.
This morning I was “led ?” to an article on Kirk Cameron’s blog, written By J.R. Miller in November 4, 2013:
Home Happiness Depends on the Wife
Home is the true wife’s kingdom. There, first of all places, she must be strong and Christly. She may touch life outside in many ways — if she can do it without slighting the duties that are hers within her own doors. But if any calls for her service must are declined — they should not be the duties of her home. These are hers alone — and not another’s.
Very largely does the wife hold in her hands, as a sacred trust — the happiness and the highest good of the hearts that nestle in the home. The best husband — the truest, the noblest, the gentlest, the richest-hearted — cannot make his home happy, if his wife is not, in every reasonable sense, a helpmate to him.
In the last analysis, home happiness depends on the wife.
Her spirit gives the home its atmosphere.
Her hands fashion its beauty.
Her heart makes its love.
And the end is so worthy, so noble, so divine — that no wife should consider any price too great to pay — to be the light, the joy, the blessing, the inspiration of her home!
The woman who makes a sweet, beautiful home, filling it with love and prayer and purity — is doing something better than anything else her hands could find to do beneath the skies!
Somehow these words verify my decision to allow fewer online distractions and frustrations to enter our cottage.