November 12, 2010
I’m going to try something next week: I’m only going to spend 2 hours a day doing email, engaging in social media and online reading (blogs, etc). One hour in the morning. One hour in the late afternoon. Monday to Saturday, for a total of twelve hours for the entire week.
This is an amazing feat. I spend much too much time watching feeds (RSS, twitter and Facebook), watching my Tumblr dashboard, and my two email accounts. I think that I will also think of a time limit for my social media interactions.
November 8, 2010
Link: Aaron Mahnke: A Social Media Cleanse
I have some friends who have done cleanses. A cleanse is a method of removing toxins from your body over a short period of time. There are foods to avoid, foods to stock up on and generally a lot of things to get rid of permanently. Lots of sacrifice, but the payoff is huge. Weight loss, better…
Thanks Aaron, for putting into words a lot of what I have been feeling as well. I have begun to cleanse out some of the Internet distractions that have begun to creep back into my life.
I try to keep my twitter “Following” to 100 or less and I recently ‘un-friended’ over 180 people on Facebook. Next, I will establish what I want each of these services to provide to me. I had a LOT of duplication of friends on twitter and Facebook, so I was seeing the same posts, notifications, etc. and therefore was taking my time to process. That is coming to a stop.
November 8, 2010
from my cold dead hands, or: why i won’t “get over it” and ditch the pen
Excellent writeup on the beauty of sticking with the pen & paper! Even as technology overtakes most aspects of society, we, at LifeAbove, believe in the power of the Pen and Paper as the most efficient and productive input there is.