So, for the past five days, I’ve been waxing philosophically about the results, merits, etc, of now scrolling social media. I don’t really miss FB (although I did wind of people in the Apple Watch Fitness Fans Group, of which I am one of the, and most active posting, admins) posting about me in reference to a topic. One of the membes, who convinced me to tell the group I was gonna be AWOL for August, said…”Doug’s on social media sabbatical, LOL” (what’s with the “LOL”? #eyeroll…hahah).
I decided I was going to post everyday of this journey, and I will hold fast to that. What I do see happening is once it becomes more habit and less getting used to, the posts may become shorter, but thats cool. Part of this exercise is really to see what I activities I end up substituting for the scroll time. They’ll be varied, I’m sure, but it’s certain that making time to learning this coding language, Python, will be one. So far it’s going well. I’m developing a project while doing tutorials (the best way to learn is to do). I’ve created a sub page here on my blog for that. I’ll be posting there more, as well as on my exercise and fitness sub page. As my friend-in-sabbatical, DarrenKeith said today, the absence of the scroll, has made blogging refreshing again. Definitely check out his blog – This World My Life
One thing I do know is after five days, I’m certain the FB app will not be back on my phone. Instagram, that’s a different story because it’s used for my music production and film scoring branding (at least for now). The key thing with any social app, overall, is to “control the scroll”
This is one of these short posts, it appears.
Have a great night (or day, evening, etc).
What I’m learning is that rather a post is lengthy or one or two paragraphs…it’s your thoughts for that day and it’s all good. This is why I’m glad we’re doing this together because situations that pop in my head believe I may worry about you come along and it puts me at ease… thank you Brother.
You hit the “nail on the head” when it comes to posts becoming shorter. As my posts show up some may have just images which is a cool thing. One thing for sure, I’m not missing FB or IG. I think Twitter will be my main social media for connection and use FB once a month. I has plans for IG but it will be a surprise.
Keep these posts coming Brother, it’s getting into the habit of reading again. 🙂