Why I Made the Decision To Unplug From Social Media

Why I Made the Decision To Unplug From Social Media

DannyWhy I made the decision to unplug from social media…

The world that exists now is so different from the world that existed 5 years ago that it’s tough to even compare them.  Then I get to thinking about the world that existed in the late 70’s and 80’s that shaped me into the person I am today and boy it seems like I grew up on a completely different planet.

The glaring differences are how easy it is to get in touch with someone now compared to then and how easy it is to get information.  Back in the day you would read the paper in the morning and watch the 6 o’clock news to recap and update the goings-on around the city and world.

Now we are inundated with news updates to the point that it is nearly impossible to know what is true and what is false.  Emails come pouring in.  Text messages and voicemail.  It truly is madness.

This is why I made the decision to unplug from social media.  I don’t have my blog connected to Facebook, Twitter or Google+.  I only visit Facebook on rare occasions of boredom, but only allow myself a few minutes then I’m off again.

My only goal for 2018 is to be the best husband I can be for Evelina.  Unplugging from all the social media and distractions allows me time and energy to focus on her and us and the real world.

Thus far I am enjoying the journey.  I’m curious to know how much social media influences your life.  Drop me your thoughts in the comments and let’s chat about it.



13 thoughts on “Why I Made the Decision To Unplug From Social Media

      1. That stuff has to be avoided. I unfollow people who go down those pathways. Life is too short. I do like connecting with friends who are far away and seeing their photos. I found a cousin i had not seen for 40 years and have since gone to see him in France where he and his wife live. Also our grandson like to do face time on our daughters phone and he takes us round the house to show us new toys or the new kitten etc. So FB can have a good side but i understand your aversion to that negativity!!

      2. Keeping up with family is a benefit and I do that a little but mostly through my wife who follows people on FB. For me I needed to cut it out. 🙂

    1. lol! In my profession I manage about 20 Facebook pages for companies which doesn’t take up much of my time. Facebook simply wastes a lot of time for a lot of people.

  1. I liked how you kept it short and sweet, and to the point! I completely agree with you, the world has changed in the last 5 years. The music, trends, tv shows, etc. Ironically, my latest post brushed upon how the world changed since 2012. Loved this.

  2. Good insights. Makes me wonder what kind of world my grandchildren will have to navigate. I quit Facebook too, but may have to activate my account again because it, and Snapchat, seem to be the way the grandkids like to communicate these days.

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