I’ve been off social media (Mastodon and Twitter) for about a month now...
(not counting a couple sporadic posts where I pushed something out and ran away.)
I didn’t even lurk all that much.
And damn has it felt great.
I really don’t want to come back 😂
I really REALLY don’t want to get back on twitter...
@tinker you don't have to, do you?
@SwooshyCueb - Yeah, for work. For a bit at least. Not corporate work, but hacking. Need to be plugged in.
@tinker makes sense
Nice to see you back. Stick around here for a while to start. No need to hit the rapids right away.
stay here, it's comfy!
(and welcome back 🙂)
@tinker understandable. I hope you and your family are well.
@jerry - We’re good, Jerry. Middle kid is about to go to Kindergarten, that’s exciting. Took the wife to a very romantic getaway in Ft Worth. It’s been a good rest.
Hope you and your’s are well, as well.
@tinker good to hear. I am having a hard time believing I am old enough to have a kid in his second year of college.
@jerry - Life slips on by, doesn’t it? :)
> I really REALLY don’t want to get back on twitter...
@Nikolai_Kingsley - Once I’m done with my major project (a year or so out), I’m strongly considering dropping it. But in the mean time, I’ve made the decision to continue.
we'll still be here when you need a change of pace.
@tinker I need to do this. Badly.
@feonixrift - Even if its just for a week. Do it.
@tinker In physical pain from being on here in addition to the mental costs, which are very high when properly tallied. None of my previous efforts have sufficed.
@feonixrift - Do you have a monetary or other requirement that keeps you on social media? If you don’t just drop it cold turkey for a bit. Uninstall the apps from your phone and walk away for 48 hours. See how you feel.
@tinker I have literally failed at attempts to do exactly this! I'm piss poor at locking myself out of my own stuff.
@feonixrift - Oh no! I feel that! Would having an accountability partner help you? Or maybe a weening off plan. Uninstall the apps and stay off for an hour. Then check them via a laptop. Then stay off another hour. Do that for a day. Then move to two hour breaks. Get to where you only visit four times a day (morning, lunch, evening, right before bed). Then move to twice a day. Then once a day, etc. ?
@tinker I have no apps installed and already added my web browser to the time limit on my phone which has a pissawful password that I can't type straight in less than three tries. ..
I would think joint pain when using screens would 'help' reduce this. Especially since I hate pulling out the laptop. (though I did pull it out tonight) .. but it's so much easier to be on socnets than to do things I'm supposed to, when under high distraction pressure.
@tinker The closest I've come to staying logged off was when I hit upon some of the underlying structures of what the socnets are/do that .. verged into Lovecraftian horror, leaving me boiling with rage and frustration. It was wonderful to be offline... of course I did not remain. Though frankly if I spent my time writing up what those horrors were, rather than here participating in them one like and boost at a time, my time would be better spent in some respects. (Though friends are worth it.)
@feonixrift - i get it. Hope for the best for you. My mind was wonderfully relieved when I was off for more than a couple days. Cant wait to do that again.
@tinker Glad to see you are still alive, man!
Hope you're enjoying your going dark :-)
@m4iler - Needed it. Probably need more of it, but time to dive back in.
@tinker I can understand that. I hope you get all the rest you need :-)
@tinker I've found it useful to treat using the bird site like a meeting I have to attend. I schedule time to read, I participate only when I think it adds specific value to the conversation
@darrenpmeyer - I’m adopting a similar mindset.
@tinker just look after yourself and you family. They grow up and move away in the blink of an eye ;( Don't burn yourself out! Best not let social media control you IMHO ...
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