Right, I’ve got that out of my system.
Now, social media. Do you indulge and could you live without it?
Author Joanna Cannon (whose second novel Three Things About Elsie is due to be published next month – can’t wait)
has blogged here today about how she gave up social media for 21 days. That’s three weeks.
I’m not sure if I could avoid Facebook or Twitter even for 3 days. But maybe I should try. For all the reasons that she writes about but specifically because a) it’s such a distraction and b) it can make you feel dissatisfied with your life.
When I am adhering to my ‘no internet until 4pm’ rule, then I don’t go on any social media until late afternoon and it’s amazing how my productivity goes up. But, just lately, that’s all gone by the by. (Like the snow, I’ve drifted).
One of the things Joanna Cannon says is that by indulging in too much social media you start to ‘think in Twitter’: “It’s snowing. I must take a pretty photograph. I must tell everyone.”
Tshuh! As if…