Well, not exactly disappearing, at least taking a break. I mean if I could disappear I sure wouldn’t be telling you about my powers.
Simply, I am taking a week long social media break.
After some great conversations, challenges, and just the need to take a break I have decided to take the week “off”. I do not know what will come of this, all I know is that for a while now social media (ie:twitter) has taken over my life and controls my actions, mood, and happiness. Its not that I have a huge need for followers, is that I have a huge desire for conversations.
For a year and a half now I have been without a normal job. Mainly I have been on my own doing whatever I can. Part of the issue with this is that I miss out on the office conversations, meetings, and personal interaction. I usually will turn to twitter to meet this need. It is kind of like my water cooler conversation except for it happens for about 18 hours a day.
I have been needing to make this decision for a while now. The reason that I have not is simply because I feel like I can’t. Simply put, I feel if I step away from social media I will miss out on something. Maybe its my big shot, maybe its a chance at an @reply or a retweet, whatever it is, I feel like if I am not there I will be missing out.
I think this will be very refreshing, challenging, and will bring about some clarity.
A couple of things that I ask of you…
1) hold me accountable to this. If you see me on twitter yell at me.
2) take the challenge yourself. Would love for you to evaluate your social media use and even join me in this challenge.
I stil haven’t decided if I will be blogging. We will see how I feel. But I do know that I will not be on twitter for the week, at least that is if I can make it :)