I have been using the quote box at my blog to let people know that I won’t be following social media when I am away. I’m not sure why I feel the need to continue to read these messages. I was actually just checking the box.
Even though it would seem like posting this is an exercise in futility, there is definitely merit to it.
People often complain about how hard it is to keep up with the ever-changing nature of Twitter and Facebook. When you are away, it’s nearly impossible to keep up with your friends, and to be honest, sometimes I don’t even look at these updates. But if you can just let the messages slip away – which, in my case, is what I did – then it can certainly help you to keep your friendships and social media connections strong.
So, here’s a good way to let go of social media. Every week or so I will post some quotes that are left behind when I’m out. It has been a way to keep up with friends and my life more generally since my last posting.
If you don’t feel the urge to check out these new quotes, you can at least make some of them useful. You might find they’ll help you remember to stop and think about the things you want to do now.
It also helps to make you feel more accountable. If you post something to your Facebook wall and someone says something to you about it, you could feel a little guilty if you didnt take the time to check it out. Also, by posting quotes that are left behind, you can take the pressure off of you to act quickly. You dont have to act quickly, so you can make a plan and get things done.
If you want to take your time, you can edit it all out. You may have to learn to not leave your thoughts in the comments, as a reminder of what you want to get done. Or maybe you want to edit it, so you can keep doing what you’re doing. If you do this, you could make a point to try to keep writing the quotes you want to edit, in case someone else is going to delete it.
I used to do this a lot when I was a kid, but I never found a way to keep it up. I still can’t. I just don’t know what to do.
I can’t imagine ever wanting to delete all the social media quotes you see on your feed, only to then delete them all.
The reason is that there are so many options that have been passed down. If you want to change it, you can’t do that right now, because your feed is going to be constantly changing and changing. The idea of a change is going to take away some of the more helpful comments you see. The new feed can be pretty slow. You can’t edit it, you can’t delete it. It just looks better and better.