It turned out to be as unpleasant an experience as I had anticipated. The voyeuristic aspect of Facebook is one of the main reasons I quit. I would find myself looking up people I hadn't been in contact with for years. I'd scroll through their life and pictures and then feel like taking a shower. I'd never make it as a stalker.
Then there are the privacy concerns. I have just handed over a slew of information to the folks at Facebook. Even though I deleted every Facebook search, and even though I clear and clean my laptop every single evening, Facebook keeps all that information. For example, ads kept popping up for an eyeglass company that I had contacted a month before. Names of People I Might Know continually showed up on the side of my Facebook page even though I had cleared them from my search box.
I will stick to Goodreads where it feels warm and caring. I will stay with my Amazon page. And I will continue writing here and on my other site.Kate's Travel Site No doubt Goodreads and Amazon have amassed a bunch of info about me, but at least they do not throw it in my face. Perhaps it is a false sense of privacy, but it sure beats Facebook's attempts to control what I do, as well as their preachy attitude.
Back to flogging my books on the street corners. I only ever did that once, but it seems like it might be something I should get back to.