First I took a break from blogging.
Lots has happened since my December 23 post: My grandma passed away the next day (Christmas Eve), there was Christmas and New Year's, we've been skiing, school concerts, sickness, family members visiting, a memorial service, Kirk's been building things, etc... Oh, and I STILL haven't found the USB cord to my camera so I haven't even looked at Christmas pictures.
Now you're caught up.
Then, last week I was suddenly totally disinterested in Twitter and Facebook. I'm usually pretty good about posting updates there, but then something in me went *SNAP*, and I wondered why I would tell people things like, oh, I've wasted 2 dozen eggs trying to make egg salad... or random musings about my ongoing battle with laundry. Not that there's anything wrong with people posting that stuff, I just felt, FOR ME, it was silly to share the minute details of my day.
Another thing with Twitter that's really started to bug me is that it's a numbers game. Plain and simple. For example, I came across a person on Twitter that has over 4,000 followers, but doesn't follow ANYONE. NOT ONE PERSON. That is the most narcissistic thing I think I've ever seen. Really? You're so special that you want to share every breath you take with the world, but no one is worthy of your attention? UGH. Welcome to the world of everyone wanting to be famous. It's a nasty snapshot of where society has placed it's priorities.
Personally, I also don't understand why you would want to follow more than say, 30 people on Twitter. How on earth could you manage to keep up with updates if you have 100 or more people that you follow? Or maybe the point isn't to keep up with all of those people... Again, it's a numbers game (see above paragraph).
Facebook is a little different - because it's not so one-sided. You can see pics of your friends and their families/activities/interests and reconnect with long lost relationships... but again, I wonder about the idea of sharing EVERYTHING about my life and my family's life on there.
I'm not saying that it's wrong to use those platforms, just for me it's not workin' right now. Plus, now that I've backed off of that stuff I have SO MUCH MORE TIME to do things. I'm not pre-occupied with "I need to Twitter this!". Now, I'm more checked into life, not my computer. I'm also not saying that I won't ever post stuff, but I guess I'll just be a little more selective. I need to try to blog more for our extended family so they can keep up with what we're doing, so that's where my energy will be directed for now.
Ok... It's not the end...
Below is my response to April following her comment. I'm posting it here because I think it gives some clarity to my earlier thoughts: