Everyone who knows me will be the first to say that I am a social media junkie. It’s true and I will openly admit it. I log onto to Twitter, news websites, mashable.com and others on a daily basis. I use social networking to connect with my clients as well as showcase my work through this website.
I love social media, and that is the truth.
But a great challenge, executed by Mashable.com, got me thinking to my summer days every year when me and my best friends take around one week off to bask in the sun and enjoy each others company out at a cabin. There, there is outdoor fires, swimming in the lake and tanning on the beach but no social media and a weak Internet connection.
I’ll be honest when I admit those days unplugged are some of the best I have in our few short summer months. But it is also a challenge for me to resist checking my iPhone over every few minutes in hopes of a new Instagram post, tweet, or blog comment.
Just like anything else: moderation is key.
I can go without social media if need be, but I’ll admit, I don’t like to do it for long periods of time.
I like being plugged in and sharing my life at the click of a button with far away relatives and friends.
That being said, too much social media and online-time, can leave me feeling bogged down and cloudy.
It’s all about that balance!
Read about the challenge Mashable.com gave to five readers: disconnect from all social media for two weeks.
What do you think? Could you do it?