Over the past couple of years, I've struggled to find a way to have social media in my life without giving my life over to it. I've mostly failed at it. So I'm going to run an experiment.
For 30 days, I'm going to free myself of the shackles of social media. No Facebook, no Twitter, no Reddit, no Livejournal. Nothing. This weekend I'm going to pre-write some blog posts because I love blogging and don't want it to go dark, but for the most part, I'm going to cut myself off from social media. I'm even going to limit my email to once per day. Other than that one email-check per day, all my communication will be via telephone or quill and paper.
After that month, I'm going to spend 30 days on every social media platform available. I'd love suggestions. Tumblr, Twitter, Pininterest, Linkedin. Whatever. I'll do it. I'll post something here every single day and will respond to every comment.
The experiment is to see what social media outlets I miss during my 30 day hiatus, and then to try on all of them to see what social media outlets might be a good fit for a grouchy introvert like me.
What do you think? Am I an idiot? Want to join me?
Let's hear your thoughts.