I’m thinking of going on a social media fast. Kind of like a food fast but only with social media. Give up FB, Twitter, even Instagram for a few weeks. I kind of feel like I’ll be missing out if I give it up, but I have lived some 40 years without it and survived, so…who cares?
I know that it is the thing to do now, to have some social media account in order to keep up to date on all the fast breaking news that is going on out there, in order to “grow your brand”, in order not to be left in the social media dust and get run over by the bus of new people that are famous for being famous, and nothing else, nothing of substance.
I guess that’s what’s missing, there is nothing of substance. Not that what I post is of prize worthy content. I write because I like to write, and I don’t post much because I want to post stuff that’s interesting and educational and entertaining, not just “look what I had for lunch today”.
Anyway, I’m getting away from what I meant to say, is that I have been overwhelmed by reading twitter. Social media will just suck. you. in. and won’t let go. You can waste a whole day reading that crap and it is not always good stuff. Twitter has turned into a venting ground and not always a very pleasant place to be. And I have let what I have read stick to me, which is not good. I need positivity, creativity, intellectual conversation and an education (you are never too old to learn).
I have stopped looking at social media once 6p hits, and I don’t look at my phone at all in bed. I read a book. Yep, a paper book.
good times ahead.