Social Detox

It was time. Really time. Every now and then I need a break from social media. Sometimes, I’ve been given a break by my posts that have led to a mandated break, other times, well, I just need to step back. And that’s where we are right now.

I decided that this year’s Lent season would be the perfect way to step back for 6 weeks and get a break from the ‘timeline’. The Timeline. It has become an almost mystical place, an alternate reality, of our lives. We speak of it in terms of an actual physical place. “Man, did you see what was happening on my timeline?” And, it has become a place of either good or bad, depending on your level of participation and control.

Let’s face it, there is a lot going on in the world today, more distraction than ever and more opinions than we’ve ever faced before. For me, Twitter in particular was a habit. I’d get up in the mornings and right behind pouring that coffee was a log in. And it would consume hours sometimes. During the day, had to be checking that phone every break I got. At night, after dinner, it was time to see how life was over in Timeline.

Now, for the record, I’m not Catholic. How I came to observe Lent is another story about my time living in New Orleans, but that’s truly another story. But it’s a good time for me to reset, take the 6 weeks and reflect, pause, and get ready for the annual ‘rebirth’ of Spring and a chance to come back to life.

So, I’ll be back to social media, for sure. But for now, it’s time to get away from the echo chamber, and the tweets from all those ‘gurus’ and the endless add on Tweets of “Did you like this Tweet? Then buy my e-course, blah, blah, blah.” (BTW, Hypefury is making Twitter stupid, but that, too, is another story)

So come by here when you can, I’ll be telling stories and rambling, but maybe it’ll be entertaining.

See you soon. Chief Chuck