It's been a long time, no? It's a funny thing - lately I've just been a little lacking in inspiration.
I don't know what's going on. Maybe I'm just tired. Maybe I'm distracted. Maybe the end of The Google Year is nigh and I'm not quite sure just how to feel about that.
Anyway. In the past week I've noticed something. I'm really irritated. Snarky, snide, weepy and just plain mad. I'm Mean.
And it's making me crazy.
Here's a typical Facebook day for me. Wake up to go to the bathroom at 2 am. Retrieve phone from charger and check Facebook. Catch the train at 7 am, check Facebook. Get into work at 7:30 am, sip hot chocolate, check Facebook. 12 pm, check Facebook over lunch. 5 pm, check Facebook on the train. 7 pm, check Facebook - leave it on in the background so that I can write snarky updates about the latest news bulletins.
So I'm putting myself on a Facebook detox. I'm going to start with one week, just to test myself, just to see if this little break will make a difference to my frame of mind. I need to remind myself that there is a real world out there. That I can call my friends. That people don't need to know my every high-horsed opinion on every major issue. That my life isn't going to end if I miss posting the latest trends in toasted sandwiches (though seriously, this toastie will change your life).
Two minutes in and I'm already coming up with excuses "But can't I check for international messages?" "But what if friends need me?", "But what if I need to do a Google Year update?"...
Can I do it? Any tips on how you got through your own social media blackout? I could try a new hobby...
Wish me luck!