I took a brief hiatus from social media and… wow, was it great. I still learned about all the things I expected to, heard about current and recent events. I didn’t have my fingers on the pulse so to speak in the realtime sense, but I still felt more or less aware of things going on. After all, I am still a tech guy; I still spend my time in front of a computer, on the internet, and digesting information. I still watched TV and movies, I still listened to podcasts and music, I still read articles of interest or note.
So I guess I’m back on social media now. Not because I need to be and not because I felt that I was missing something during my absence. Quite the contrary, I learned how little I actually need social media for information or for entertainment. Connections are the bread and butter of social media, which is what I suppose I would lose if I were not on one of the many networks of which I am a part. I intend to move my social media habits to include more of those personal connections in fact, so less brands and businesses, more people.
I hope to cut the general noise and get to the heart of what social media can produce because, in the end, social media should be a creation engine.
Reach out; I look forward to the conversation.
There is no better reason to not do something
There is no better reason to try
There is no better reason to fight
Against tyranny and strife
Removal is often the goal
Removal is often the challenge
Removal is often not enough
To completely fix what hangs in the balance
But it can bring about great change
But it can bring light
But it can bring great joys
In the darkness of the night
And so I live with friction
And so I live with what is hard
And so I live with what I love
But I stay upon my guard