So how much social media is too much social media? How much social media-ing do you do? Where do you draw the line? When do you call it quits?
Do you think blogging, two message boards, two e-mail addresses, Facebook and Twitter is too much? And then texting? And Blackberry Instant Messaging on top of that?
Can I call a 'social media counselor' and have them consolidate all my social medias?
There are probably other forms of social media I'm forgetting but my brain hurts. (I remember when I refused to carry my cell phone at all. Around the time I walked to school in the snow for 7 miles in bare feet...)
I can't necessarily bash social media, I mean, I am a part of it and it has its advantages and you connect with people on all sorts of levels. Plus, it is sort of fun and all...
But, it can get overwhelming, can't it?
Even now, writing this post, I get distracted and hit refresh on all the other windows that are open to check those and then get sidetracked doing something entirely different and 9:30 turns into 10:30 and I had perfectly good plans of being in bed by 10.
So I'm going to try and unplug on Tuesday for as long as I can and see what happens. I want to see if I can control myself. (Will I go through withdrawal? Will I get the shakes? Will my fingers start magically air-typing all on their own because they, too, are obsessed? Will I be able to turn my brain off from wondering if someone responded to my email or if I got a TNT donation or if I got any comments?) Maybe while I'm at it, I'll establish special off-hours for my social media-ing. So I can free my mind a little and stop obsessively hitting 'refresh'. Maybe I should go to a support group, like SMAA (Social Media Addicts Anonymous). Which hopefully does not use social media to keep in touch when they're away from each other because I don't think I can handle another message board. Social media is a tough place for someone with an obsessive personality like me.
So I'll report back on my progress. You know. When I plug in again and 9:30 turns to 10:30 which turns to 11:30 and before I know it it's 1 in the morning.
Have a great day! Feel free to leave me a little SMA (Social Media Advice.)
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