Hey everyone! Where have YOU been?
Ha Ha. Yes, I’m the one who has been missing! But I’m back…for now.
Yep. I had to take a longer break than expected due to a little thing called marriage, and the need to work on that rather than worrying about blogging, photos, when I’m going to post…etc.( see yesterday’s post on that…)
Do you ever feel like social media gets in the way of real life?
I mean, I LOVE social media. I think it’s cool. I’m made great friends on twitter, found new blogs to read through my blog, become obsessed with various boards about photography, blogging, etc.
But really, I was finding myself attached to my phone or my computer, always trying to catch up.
I was always thinking stuff like: wow, that would make a great post.
Or wow, that would be a great photo to put on the blog.
Or wow, I’ve got to tweet that!
By the time I detached myself from all forms of social media, I had missed real life, conversations, etc.
But I found that when I took my break from blogging, I got a lot of stuff done. My house got cleaned, I had a few meaningful conversations with my husband. I spent hours just playing with Pookah and a ball. And not tweeting about it. Or trying to take a photo of it….to put it on instagram…or my blog.
Yeah. Social Media was taking over.
I wonder what would have happened if I had taken myself off of twitter too? And what about Instagram? Would I have had a total meltdown?
I think breaks are good. They remind me of what’s really important in life. I love you guys dearly, but in the end, if I don’t have my family, nothing else really matters.
So I think that periodically, I will take more breaks from social media. I think I will actually take days off from tweeting and blogging and instagraming and pinning, and facebooking. Totally. I’ll put down my phone and enjoy life. Especially this part of it…
How about you? Is social media taking over your life? And if not, how do you stop it from doing so?