I’m no Luddite, but in 2019, I have been increasingly alarmed at how much of my time is taken up with social media, which made me ask myself the question why am I using it? I didn’t really have a sensible answer. Why would anyone who doesn’t really know me be interested in what I do, anyway? Those who do know me also know how to get in touch with me!
So, I’ve abandoned my personal Twitter and Instagram accounts. I can’t run the Bude & Beyond Facebook page without having a personal FB so I’ve kept it but muted it and deleted the FB and Messenger apps from my phone. This is therefore just advisory that if anyone tries to contact me by those methods, or thinks I should have seen things they’ve posted, then it probably won’t work, or at the very best, there will be a delay in my response.
I still have all the B & B social media, the email firstname.lastname@example.org and my phone/WhatsApp on 07456 461838, which strikes me as enough for anyone.
Hoping I will live more and check my phone less. Last January I tried Veganuary, so maybe this coming year, it is time to try life without too much social media. Wish me luck!