I made myself a promise that I would speak honestly here on my blog, and this post is another example of something that I think needs to be said.
Social media is killing my soul.
Now before you go off and judge me for saying that, please understand that I know the benefits that it has. It’s great for networking, for breaking news and for connecting with folks you haven’t spoken to in a while.
The Catastrophic Problem
It’s scientifically proven that water is essential for human beings, but did you know that drinking too much of it can kill you?
In a hydration-obsessed culture, people drink themselves to death.
It’s counterintuitive to think that something so necessary can actually be harmful. While social media isn’t as crucial for our existence, the reality is too much of a good thing can prove to be destructive.
I’m the first to admit that I spend a lot of time on Facebook, Google+, Instagram and Twitter. In fact, these are the four basic social media food groups for me.
But when we overindulge and social media begins to run our lives, something needs to change. When it takes time away from family, or causes resentment when you’re away from the computer or mobile devices, there’s a problem.
And some very smart people might even consider it an addiction.
Living in Denial
This is my blog, and this post is about me. I’m going on record to admit that I spend too much time on social media and will make changes.
It won’t be drastic change, like a social media blackout — but enough of one to help restore my soul and return me to a place where I should be. I don’t want to be “that person” who says social media doesn’t control me.
As for you, please don’t think that I’m looking for confessions in the comments below. I am interested to hear your take on the matter, and if you generally tend to agree (or disagree) with me and what I’ve written.
Speak up, if you feel inclined to do so …