Going offline for an experiment, and recording it all here

Woo first post.  Always so much to write and no idea where to start.  Well, there will be plenty more to come.

Today’s post is just to let you all know I’m starting this blog with the energy of what I would normally spread all over the web in little places, except hopefully hone my personal writing style, find out more about my own train of thought, and stop giving content to third party sites when I could be creating my own.

I’m starting with a month off all my other social media.  Most affected will be Twitter and Facebook.  Flickr I will still use as a tool, but not the social aspects.  I’m allowing myself that one as I have a growing photography habit that I really enjoy.

I’ll post more on my thoughts on why I’m doing this, and what it feels like as I break into the New Year in a big bunch of silence.  I’m so used to Tweeting, Facebooking, or scouring peoples’ photos to comment.  Infact, I’ve been genuinely addicted to it for the last few months in particular.  And it’s that addiction that has made me want to go cold turkey.

You don’t have to be an alcoholic to appreciate the finer points of rum or wine. Also I’m a person, not a Pokemon – I don’t wanna collect them all anymore.  Holding these two thoughts as my shining light back to not-recording-what-I’m-doing-seeing-being every half hour, I hope to discover more about myself, and find out more about our need as people to broadcast minutae over the web.

Oh, and of course; actually see how many other things I can accomplish from not constantly checking my network out for details that have no bearing on my life.  It’ll be hard – I’m a natural born nosey arse.  But I think it’ll be really insightful and useful to objectify my views on social media.

About Thayer Prime

Tall. Eats a lot. Talks too much. I tweet over @thayer
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