Maybe I need to break up with social media. At least attempt a trial separation.

I miss writing here.

I know this is NOT a new idea, but I think social media killed my blogging bug. First, there was Twitter. Then Facebook. Then Google+. I went through phases; I adopted Twitter, I tweeted lots, I blogged less. I adopted Facebook, I facebooked lots, I tweeted less, I blogged even less. Then a year ago I adopted Google+ and I’ve been seesawing back and forth between Facebook and G+. And I hardly ever blog at all anymore.

My time on Facebook brings me less and less value every day. I’ve been fortunate to reconnect with some people and I’m thankful for that. But I’m finding that my feed is almost nothing except a stream of pictures with sayings on them, political bullshit that pisses me off, and minutia that I never wanted or needed.

I still get much value from time I spend on G+. The interaction there is richer. I’ve learned so much from other photographers who are freely sharing their knowledge.

Pinterest is fun, but it’s just a corkboard, really. No interaction whatsoever. But its value to me is to pin things that grab me in the hopes that I’ll be able to access that information later when I need it.

How about you? How is social media affecting your blogging or personal life?

Author: Dory

Believer. Wife. Mom. Deaf chick. ADD-addled. Photographer. Graphic designer. Blogger. Guano whacknut. Not necessarily in that order.

1 thought on “Maybe I need to break up with social media. At least attempt a trial separation.”

  1. I stumbled upon this from The Bloggess, and glad I did. I recently just deleted my Facebook account for the very reasons you listed but also because one day I got upset that someone didn’t like something I thought they should like, and that was my breaking point. I’m not going to live my life worried about who likes my posts and who doesn’t. Also there were the awkward comments I always made after a few too many drinks that no one got (because I’m not nearly as funny when drunk as I think I am)!
    I’ve had a Twitter account for a while but never did much on it, until I broke up with Facebook. Now I’m on there some and I’m thinking I’ll stick with it a bit but not let anyone on there that I was friends with on FB.

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