I don’t know how long it’s going to last – but I am taking a Facebook break, at least for the next few days – possibly for the rest of the summer. We’ll just see how that goes and gauge it according to how badly I need to see the latest of the latest news, information about my family and so forth.
I’m feeling tired at the moment, exhausted by the onslaught of bad news, cynical commentary and buzzfeed memes which seem to clutter my wall – this only being a part of my online media problem…. I also intend to cut out as much online news reading as I possibly can for the next little while. Google News aggregation is all I need for the moment, and I won’t be reading the comments on any news site, ever again (note to self: for real).
Because hell! It’s hard enough to just feel okay about things, okay about myself even – without being assaulted by a million messages that are negative, demeaning, and time-wasting.
Fortunately FB is the only social media I use with any regularity, a single channel to silence – my blog and flickr accounts will still be updated as irregularly as ever – since I like to document for my own records.
So if you want to know what is going on with me, please check in here at this blog and I will try to keep it up to date with whatever pithy things I was going to post on Facebook. I’m looking for a simplified summer and this is one way of getting to it!