Two initial thoughts after a weekend social media detox:
1. I wonder what everyone is up to?
2. Christ, I'm bored.
I totally cracked. I don't even think I lasted 24 hours. I received an email that alerted me to a Facebook notification and when I logged in, I had three notifications and a new friend request. I checked Instagram and saw I had some mentions. I realised that I hadn't told anyone who doesn't read this blog about my detox and it felt like not checking in was kind of rude.
And then I looked at Pinterest and it was all over.
I like the people I follow on Twitter, they're funny and clever. I use Twitter as my main source of news and what's happening around the world. I like Instagram and getting a glimpse into the lives of the people I follow all around the world. And Pinterest, as pointless as it is, is fun. Cutting them out of my life, even for a few hours, felt like punishment.
So rather than a detox, I think I'll just go on a social media diet instead.
I don't have a problem. You have a problem.