Social Media Break

How ironic that a couple years into this site — which I created to get off social media and which I named the anti-social — I’m still on social media. lol

I saw a post on Instagram the other day that said something like, “Instagram is the new refrigerator. Am I going there and taking a look because I need something, or because I’m bored?”

And I think that’s the main fault I have with social media. I actually really like Instagram. And since leaving Twitter and joining Threads, I really very much like Threads, too. I legitimately laugh and learn new things from both sites. I have aggressively curated who I follow and quickly unfollow people who are not posting things that add to my enjoyment of the site.

Yet, I often enjoy the snacks and candy and sodas I get out of the refrigerator, too. But sometimes I need to quit looking in the fridge and cook dinner.

Okay I’ve probably stretched that metaphor well past its breaking point. But I’m going to try to take February off of Threads & Instagram. Not because I think there’s anything wrong with those places, or because I don’t enjoy it, but because I’m just spending too much time.

I want to get back to writing more on this blog. Get back to keeping up with my feed reader which is full of really great, interesting and very diverse content. I want to pull my phone out and work on scripture memorization. And honestly, I want to spend more time cooking. And cycling. And hiking.

And you don’t have time to do any of that if you keep checking the fridge every five minutes.

Au revoir. See you on social media in March. Until then, find me right here.