I’m considering a fast. I’m going to stop blogging for the month of December. I’m going to turn off social media. I’m going to reevaluate the way I’m using the tools that I use.
I’m seriously concerned about information overconsumption.
There’s going to be three exceptions to my fast
1. I’m going to post occasionally if I have a lot of links I’d like to share.
2. I’m working on a new Facebook campaign so if I see anything while I’m working on that I may comment.
3. I’ll probably be drastically pruning my social media connections. If your someone whose feelings are easily hurt, don’t take it personally. I’m trying to use my time effectively and engage in conversations and exchanges that will build me (and those with whom I’m engaging) up and ad a lot of value to our life. I see no reason to have to look at people’s cat’s if I don’t really know the people well.
If you’re reading this I hope you don’t think I’m an asshole. I try to not be.
I’m trying to find my place in this world and how I’m going to leave my mark. I have big ideas and am going to put my energy into how to carry them out and see them through.
I would like to encourage you to focus your attention on how your treating your online self. Is it casual recreation, if so keep up the good work. If you’re online to geuinely connect; look at your connections, are they giving you a good flow of information, or are you just getting a flowing river of noise?
Whatever your reasons are, evaluate your tools and how you use them.
In the mean time here’s some writing I can’t do without to kill time during my online absence.
Ragamuffin Soul – A blog written by Carlos Whitaker. Carlos is a worship leader and recording artist. He writes one of my favorite blogs and talks about all kinds of stuff.
Ev Bouge – A subscription only free letter in your inbox every day. Ev talks about the evolution of technology and ways to use it to our advantage.
Red Letter Christians – Where to get your bleeding heart christian fix. Great commentary from some of my favorite writers on a wide array of topics dealing with faith and the current social climate.
Shawn Blanc – A blog written about technology from the former marketing guy from the international house of prayer in KC.
Shoot me an email to let me know what you read, or what you’d like to hear me rant about.