Today begins my first day of taking a 30-day(maybe more) social media fast. Over the next month, I will go in depth about some of the reasons why. For now, this space, my website will serve as a space for me to publicly share some of the experiences and insights gained from taking a break from the world of social media. I’ll also talk about other things I am currently working on and finding interesting as well.
One of the things I’m sure I will have to deal with over the first couple weeks is FOMO, the fear of missing out. The fear that, if I am not posting daily that people will forget about me. Unfollow me. That very well might happen. Life goes on.
Why? Well, I wrote about my why over a year ago and it seems like the why hasn’t changed that much with the exception of having some major projects I want to complete and move forward. But something that stood out as a much more insidious problem was how triggered I was becoming.
So, with that being said, for the next 30 days (or more), my plan is to to write a post a day, as a way to process, a way to get back into the flow of writing everyday and in some way to create public accountability, regardless of if I know someone’s reading or not. Don’t we post without knowing if people will like it or not?
The beauty of blogging, at least for me was that, it functioned more like an online journal. I hoped for, but wasn’t reliant upon knowing who or when people read my work as a motivator or deterrent for creating work. I just wrote. And I miss writing. I miss blogging. Something I did for a long time a long time ago. Anyway, that’s it for today. More tomorrow.