Social Media Break

If you haven’t noticed, I have been taking something of a break from social media for a while. This is not because of anything bad, nor does it really have anything to do with the blog post about a lack of motivation that I posted the other day. It’s just a needed break for a while.

I’d noticed that I had been going to Twitter, especially, as “that thing I look at when bored or stressed”. And that didn’t seem to me the best use of time. So, I wanted to get rid of all social media for a few weeks to give my brain a little while to adjust to that which is closer to me. Maybe it will work, maybe it will not. Maybe I will check my blog more often. Who knows?

One thing I’ve noticed, barely a week into it, is that I don’t miss it. Yes, social media can be fun, and I wasn’t sure what kind of void it would leave in my life since I’ve spent quite a bit of time on Twitter in the past few months. As it turns out, I barely notice that it isn’t there.

Then again, I’ve been working lots and lots and lots of overtime in the past few weeks, so that’s a probable connection. I can’t miss something if I don’t have time to notice its absence.

Getting rid of Facebook and Google+ is easier. I don’t do much with the latter (although I would if there were more I knew on there), and Facebook is the sort of thing I try my hardest to forget exists. As I’ve told people before, if you don’t want me to see something, put it on Facebook. About the only thing it’s good for is finding out about a few meetups and such, and even those get cross-posted elsewhere.

But do not fret. I will be back in a few weeks. Come July I will be going on vacation with family, and there will be plenty of pictures and anecdotes I’ll want to share with the world, I’m sure.

2 thoughts on “Social Media Break

  1. A social media break may be a good thing. I’m considering doing one with just Facebook, mostly because I spend a lot of time on there and I dislike Facebook at the same time. I’m not sure if I’m ready to do it yet, or will have the self-control to keep doing it. (I may just limit the amount I allow myself to check it.)

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