If you know me you know i’m not real big on social media. No Facebook, no MySpace (is that still even a thing???), no google+, no tweeting… In the last few years it all just completely over stimulates me, i get overwhelmed by the sheer volume of info flying into your face.
I do have a pinterest account, flickr, and use my google reader to keep up on blogs i enjoy reading. And for the most part those are great fun tools for me. But even with them i can find myself falling down that overwhelming rabbit hole. There is some weird construct in my brain that makes me feel obligated to go through all the info. Like if i don’t check them all, or at least skim every post, I will miss something i should be seeing. There are times when i will loose hours during the day to just reading/skimming/looking… Hours i want to spend creating, cleaning, reading, snuggling the kitties, writing, hanging out with Dave…
So for the next couple months I’m just not going to use them, well sort of. I have written down the people i follow on pinterest and blogs i read from reader, and then cleaned both places completely out. I’ve unsubscribed from all the blogs, unfollowed all the pinners, so that all that is left is me and time to create.
I have left all my pins in place so that i can reference them and use them how i intended, as visual logs of great ideas, things to try out, ideas for decorating, etc. My blogs, especially those of friends and family, will be there when i’m ready to return and i can catch up on life. And there is always email and real tangible handwritten letters. I will still be writing here, still posting photos to Flickr (and there i did not take anything away as i find that is not a time suck for me), still be available by email, still use my pin boards for inspiration and reference… But NO NEW INFORMATION will be flooding into my easily overwhelmed and over stuffed little brain for at least the next month or two, maybe longer if it all really works out for me.
Now, of course, i’m not saying that this is for everyone or that everyone should do this. But for me, it’s all become way too much, way to distracting, and i find i am getting nothing done at all. So hopefully this will give me brain space to focus and do what i really want to be doing with my days.
I’ll share it all here as i go. Hopefully this will be a really great catalyst!