Pressing Pause…

2012 WILL be, without a doubt, a year of changes. For this guy at least. I have seen many of these changes coming down the tracks for awhile now. Some of the biggest changes have yet to arrive, but should start to fall in place in the next few weeks. Like dominos, they will all begin to fall and effect other things. I know this sounds cryptic, but it’s all good. If 2011 taught me anything, it was patience and contentment in whatever God has planned. I am 100% sincere in those words as I type them. If you know me at all, you know those lessons did not come easily.

Another thing I have felt is a need to press pause from the social media scene for a bit. I need a break. It’s no ones fault as you are as involved or uninvolved as you choose to be in the social media world. I’ve chosen to be active and I think, maybe, I’ve had enough. I need to step away for awhile. I need to appreciate the beauty of social media and stop being annoyed by others use of it. It has gotten to the point where reading the twitter feed and Facebook stream have actually gotten under my skin. Rather than be judgmental, or leave comments that will set off brush fires, I can choose to just logout. It really is that simple.

This site is still going to be here as I have reviews that need to be done and I am beyond thankful for the many opportunities this blog provides to do so. In other places, other sites, you will probably see less and less of me for awhile. The significant changes that are coming will most likely impact my “online time” as well. The web is a fascinating place that makes the world very small. Our connectivity is incredible. I cherish that and will continue to keep those lines of communication open. Thanks for reading, supporting and following the journey. Check back every now and again for reviews and such. Have a blessed and Happy 2012.

4 thoughts on “Pressing Pause…

  1. I hear ya, bro. Social media can be a great thing and has definitely changed the way we relate to one another. It is a double-edged sword though. I’ve seen relationships grow and I’ve also seen relationships destroyed. It creates temptations that otherwise might not exist. I have dipped my toe into the social media pool, but have avoided taking the full dive. For example, I have a Facebook account for my business, but I may be the only person on the planet that does not have a personal Facebook account. I understand your need to unplug for a while and respect your decision to do so. I look forward to hearing about your changes as they occur through out the year.

    David.

    1. Thanks David. I’ll be around as this is one of the ways I can connect with friends like you. I am totally with you on Facebook and that is really what I am most referring to. If not for necessity of reviews and some projects, I would shut that account down completely. It has run its course. The interesting thing is that I’m reading that many of these sites will be on the decline in 2012. Apparently I’m not the only one that has grown weary of using them. I think they still have a great purpose, but have been overused and I’m as guilty as anyone. Maybe if we all take a step back and re-evaluate, it would bring some sense to it all again. My filter has become “does it bring value to anyone that would read it?” If the answer to that question is “no”, then I might just want to keep that thought to myself and not share it with the world. Too many folks sharing too much information in my opinion. But, even that is my opinion and an example of what I mean.

      There will be posts, they’ll just be large gaps between them. Have a great 2012 my friend.

  2. Must be in the air. I feel myself pulling away as well lately and then a big shove came last week when a close friend of mine had some pretty frightening stuff happen to her and her family because of Facebook. Stolen identity, threats to her family, still all under FBI investigation. So scary. All this from someone she has known most of her life too. Makes you really wonder who is really on the other side of the screen. For me it has made getting on Facebook or Twitter or even my own blog, which is now private, seem less than appealing. I agree with you that it has “run it’s course”. I do find myself signing in to check up on friends of mine through out the day but where I used to have a hard time NOT sharing things and photos of my kids…it sickens me to think of the potential danger that lurks where we would least expect it.

    I wish there was a social media withdrawal patch. 🙂

    Happy Tuesday. 🙂

    1. Wow. It is crazy and often makes you wonder where this whole thing is headed. I have found it surprisingly easy to step away a bit. I actually try to use a filter now when it comes to blog posts and tweets and it is this – “Will what I put out there bring some kind of value to the ones that read it?” – I can’t promise that answer is always “yes” because I am pretty random, but it has stopped me from sending more than one post and tweet for sure.

      Hope your friends get it all squared away. That is just crazy.

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