Monday, May 9, 2011
Writing & Social Media
I fully admit that I have spent many hours on Twitter that could have been spent writing. I check Twitter on my computer, on my phone, up until a couple months ago, I was always on. Then a few things happened in my personal life that kept me from checking quite as often, and I found that it was kind of liberating to step away.
I've always had an "Internet problem". I worried that if I wasn't connected I could miss something. I've found a lot of great things on Twitter, links to amazing websites I would have never found otherwise, new people to follow and just general cool things. But I went away for a week and I found that I didn't miss it. I still check Twitter daily, but now I get to the point where if I have 600+ tweets to read, I'll just close out of the website instead of looking at every single tweet. I no longer feel the need to click every link posted. Thankfully I'm not really into Facebook like I once was, and only log on a couple times a week to see how my IRL friends and family are doing.
I guess I've cured myself of my social media addiction...for now, anyway.
Does social media hinder your writing?