Saturday, February 4, 2012

Mobile Social Media Disconnect Challenge

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Cell Phone Technology is fantastic, but lately I've been overwhelmed by it.  I mean come on, there is practically anything you can imagine for smartphones - with more on the way.  I'm not saying this is a bad thing, to be perfectly honest I love my smartphone!  It's like having my desk top computer in the palm of my hands - which is very convenient.

So what's the problem?  Well, I've become one of those people that can't leave the room without my Droid (Droid X to be exact) and when I do, I break-out in a cold sweat while running around looking for it.  With all the social media and other apps I have, it's amazing that I actually HAVE a life: Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Etsy, ArtFire, Words, Birds (darn those birds!), News and other networking sights.  Sheesh, I need a break!

The Droid isn't exactly glued to my hands, but it is always near by - within reach that is.  In the car as a passenger it's typically in my hands or in the door cubbyhole (no, I don't text and drive, major pet peeve - I don't even like talking and driving, so I do that very little).  While out and about it's in my pocket and every once in a while I take it out to make sure it's okay.  I'll even admit that we have our phones at the dinner table.  What's next, the bedroom?

(I feel like I just confessed  my sins and I'm not even Catholic, etc.). 

So yesterday it got me thinking that I need to disconnect from all Social Media outlets via my Droid.  First I thought for 1 day.  Go ahead and laugh, I know, that's a long time.  Then I thought for 1 week, but I had to reach for the smelling salts before I passed out.  This morning when I woke up at 5:30 I decided that starting now through Monday (3 whole days people) I'm not going to use my Droid for anything except phone calls and texts - everything else can wait until I get to my PC. 

What?  Who will know if I cheat or not?  I will, I have a conscious - and Jiminy Cricket by my side. I have good self-restraint (except with my Droid I guess).  I can make a dark chocolate bar last 2 weeks - ask Mark. 

That's pretty much it.  My 3 day Mobile Social Media Disconnect Challenge.  I'll post my results on Tuesday.  Join me if you want to feel the freedom - or the bends.



Mark (aka Bullwinkle) said...

I wish you the best of luck honey! This could be a very exciting weekend! I don't know if I should be excited.....or afraid!

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Be afraid, Mark. Be VERY afraid! I've heard there are severe pains from Droid Withdrawl...Birds you say. Birds. Never heard of it. Surely I should know about THAT place...where's my Droid...I must go google.....

Rocki said...

Ha ha ha honey, you so funny! ;)

LOL, Carol ;) All is well and no withdrawl - I loved it! As always, thanks for being you!