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”
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.
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.
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!
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