for lent this year, i will abstain from social media. gut reactions to fasting from the following channels:
- facebook: obvi. y’all can wait until after easter for me to post photos i take from my brother’s and friends’ weddings–if i manage to take photos from my brother’s wedding.
- twitter: will i be surprised if my follower count drops dramatically? nope.
- instagram: the app on my phone’s been on the fritz, so that should be easy-peasy.
- pinterest: not as difficult.
- tumblr: ditto.
- youtube: ooooh, tricky.
it’s easy to tell myself i’ll fast from facebook if i use the other channels as crutches. hopefully, this will force me into a regimen that requires me to cope in productive ways.
my hope is that this lenten season will dovetail with my one word for this year, that the less i consume, the more i’ll create. that what i do consume will be more wholesome: books! real newspapers! house of cards (not so much)!
it’s kind of the opposite of a paleo diet, i guess. books, magazine articles and longform journalism pieces are processed and refined much more than blogposts, statuses, tweets, and even some shorter-form news articles.
right around now, i miss google reader. most of my content comes through my facebook newsfeed, tumblr, and some twitter. should be interesting to see what i’ll “create” without these sources of “inspiration”.
also. these posts will probably not have cool images because i typically find them on social media. so, enjoy this one: