I’m going off the grid, people. No Facebook. No Twitter. Just blogging. I won’t be posting up any links to the blog, so if you’d like to check in, definitely bookmark my site.
What sparked this need to be social media free?
Just for a while, I want to live the way I/we used to live. Remember, back in the day, pre-social media? Yeah, I need that. *reminiscing*
You see, every day I check FB and Twitter. I actually check Twitter way more than FB. Still, both sites are checked daily. Recently, I came to the conclusion that I need to turn my brain off from engaging with so much information. I just feel overwhelmed. I’m overwhelmed by all the sharing. There’s just so.much.sharing!!!! *screams*
-Some people share memes all day. (We get it, you like funny things.)
-Some people share kid pics all day. (We get it, you think your kid is awesome/cute/smart.)
-Some people share really horrific/terrifying things all day. (We get it, you think the world is gonna end.)
-And some people share news all day. (We get it, you want to be informed.)
I wish ya’ll could see my feed. Well, let me not wish for that because Mark Zuckerberg might be thinking of a way to make that happen as I type this! Frankly, I wish FB would
die a horrible death just disappear. Twitter is different, but is getting to the same level. At least on Twitter, I can avoid a lot of, umm… crap things I don’t want to see.
On a regular basis, we just don’t share that much during our in-person interactions. Or rather, we don’t share the types of things in-person that we share on social media. So why do we share so much crap/nonsense/super long status messages on FB/Twitter? Why do we feel the need to tell everyone everything we’ve experienced in our day? Perhaps we need to start using our phones again to call people instead of posting/tweeting all day? Hmmm…it’s like the less physical interactions we have with people, the more we interact with them online. Isn’t that weird?? Did I just blow your mind??
No? Eh, it was worth a shot. 🙂
I try super hard NOT to share a lot on FB. And if I do share a lot, please feel free to hide my posts. Seriously, I won’t be offended….because clearly I won’t know you’ve decided to hide my posts *lol*. I do tweet more than I post on FB, but I still make the attempt not to tweet all day long.
Long story short: I’m off the grid. I’m not deleting any accounts. I’m just not going to check/post anything. I don’t have a plan for how long I’ll be gone. Ideally, I’d like to take a whole month off. But we’ll see.
¡Adíos amigos! If you miss me, you can come see me here. 🙂