Too Much Social

I deleted my Facebook account about a year ago. This past week, I took it a step further and disabled my Twitter and Instagram accounts.

I don’t recommend you follow my actions. And I’m not going to disparage any of the networks because I know many people enjoy them. If they bring a net positive to your life, then stick with them.

But they were taking away more from my life than they were adding to it.

Will I miss things? I’m sure I will. But I found that my closest friends were not the ones I interacted with on any of the social networks. My closest friends know how to reach me.

My hope is that I take some of that time I spent on Twitter and redirect it to this blog. Maybe some of the time I spent searching for that perfect picture to post to Instagram will be better spent learning something new on my Kindle.

I never regret reading too much. I don’t regret spending time with Kim or my kids. I don’t regret going for walks around my neighborhood or jotting down my thoughts here. Maybe I will call my dad and my siblings more than do now.

Wish me luck.

3 thoughts on “Too Much Social

  1. Hi Brett. Totally makes sense. I still log on to FB once every other week or so to see if I can glean anything I didn’t know from my siblings’ posts, but after all of the user data abuses perpetrated by Facebook and those they give our data to, I have contemplated deleting my account many times.

    Best wishes to you and your family, and I hope I can continue to follow somewhat this way.

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    1. Good to hear from you, Steve! I hope by spending less time on social media that some of that time finds its way to this blog. So far so good.

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  2. Brett! Missing your FB and Twitter posts so… I knew I’d find you somewhere. I always enjoyed your family posts and posts about leaving Mormonism. But I totally understand the need to refocus. Blessings to your family and you!
    -Barbara

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