Coincidence, or connection?

Remember yesterday when I deleted my LinkedIn account? When I considered my contacts and whether I should copy anyone’s details before closing my account, there was exactly one person coming to my mind. My ex boyfriend Mark, whom I met 20 years ago and considered the love of my life for ages. He was totally crazy, a raver and regularly on drugs which took me a while to realise. He left me because he had some issues with my brother, saying: It was great to know you.

I earned some good laughs by telling the quote through the years. Mark has developed the habit of calling me every now and then, reminding me that I am still the love of his life, and I am glad I no longer cling to this fantasy. He cured me when he refused to be my shelter a few years ago when I really needed a friend and a place to hide. Ironically, he really doesn’t get it.

Which I know because? Right! Because he called me today. Not even 24 hours after I deleted the one account where we were connected. Crazy, isn’t it?

The challenge has begun:

  • Are you on Whatsapp?
  • Nope.
  • Any other chat messenger stuff?
  • Those apps showing whether I am online or not? Ah, no.
  • Hugh? But we are all online always.
  • Yeah, I have Facebook, and Twitter, and a landline. And email!

Gosh, I am not a neuro-surgeon on call!

Cheers, Nae73

Social Media Diet

I’m giving up on social media. For a while at least. Having stopped building houses on Facebook months ago was a step into the right direction, but all the time management blabla suggesting to check e-mails once a day works just as long as I have a deadline approaching. Whenever I am free to work in a more relaxed manner, with the space to maybe write the book which would pay my garden, procrastination jumps in, and wait, I do have to comment on this post first.

Withdrawing from all social websites is a tough decision, as I use social media for marketing my services. But then again – also this could be done much more focused and not doing it at all might not nearly have the impact I tell myself it had. To be frank: I think what I fear most is that it had absolutely no impact whatsoever to stop reminding people I exist by liking their food photos. What if nobody misses me?

O.k., I deleted the first account: LinkedIn. I have hardly used it anyway.

Any experiences on quitting social media?

Cheers, Nae73