Fading Into Obscurity

With each passing month that I get more and more into my blog, the more I start to enjoy life.

I'm realizing now that the missing key to my life was in fact my blog, and all that comes along with it. Really all I needed was a creative outlet to finally realize that I have so much to offer the world, and since all of my cognitive abilities lie in writing and story telling, a blog makes sense. I'm glad that I'm able to make this switch with ease because I use to spend a lot of time tweeting about situations and not really getting my point across like I can with my posts. Now that I look back, social media takes up a lot of time, well from being social. I always thought that I could manage my social media interactions and real world interactions to become a better person in the sense of having a social life, oh how I was wrong.

Ever since I cut back on tweeting and spending time on Instagram, I've seen tremendous gains in my overall life. I think I feel into that trap where people get up there and talk about things just to see who can relate and boost the ego a little bit. I mean I still tweet and what not, but it's not in the manner of getting up there and making a big deal about it. It's more so along the lines of getting up there, seeing what's going on, and getting back off. Majority of the time now when I log on, I get annoyed at what I'm seeing on my TL because I think it's all a matter of redundancies at this point. I mean I'm one of those people that typically hop on a social media network before it becomes a thing, master it, and then dip out when people run it into the ground. I've seen it with BlackPlanet, MySpace, Facebook to a degree, and now twitter and Instagram are going through those same processes at this point, even if people don't want to admit it.

I will say that I hope Tumblr remains intact for the better part of the next five or so years because it's really one of the best social networks ever to be invented. There's just so much there that's going on and what not, it's basically like twitter on crack. I mean it's an actual blogging service, but people use it to be more so as a twitter timeline where the character count is unlimited. I get a lot of my inspirations from there if you can't tell by the many quotes that I use as intro pictures. It's really becoming a safe haven for those that like to inspire and those that actually need inspiration. I'm all for twitter when it comes to letting us know what the real deal is when it comes to what's going on in the world and around this country. But at the end of the day, Tumblr has my heart, and like I said, I hope people stay away from it for at least the next five years.

But all in all, decreasing my social media presences on my personal accounts isn't quite a bad thing, and I'm glad that I took the first steps towards decreasing it. For the most part, all of the people that I know through social media are either leaving it behind to pursue other things, they're having families or they simply just don't care anymore. I think with Tumblr they at least promote the idea that the world is a beautiful place and to get up off your butt and go do something. I got a lot of ideas from there about things that I want to do around here in my personal life and that's pretty cool. But yea, decreasing my time on social media has opened up avenues in my mind to do things out and about, and I can honestly admit that I'm happier at this point in my life without them. I really wish some people who rely on that sort of thing finds some kind of balance that eventually takes them off of it completely. Because there's so much to this world, so much to do and experience beyond those social media walls.

What do you think about minimizing social media in your personal life? Does it help or hinder when you use it in abundance? Have you actually decreased your time on there and if so how has it affected you? Leave it in the comments below.

Until next time guys.
  1. I avoid it when it feels like it's becoming too much, but I always go back because I don't know what's going on with anyone if I don't.

    1. That's the catch 22 with social networks, typically you can see what's going on with people because they post so much, but there's so much other clutter and filth up there.


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