Return Shot Fired: The Technology Balance

14 Nov

The urge to check Twitter is an insatiable itch just begging to be scratched.  My relationship with Facebook, one that goes through many ups and downs, is crying out for attention.  Pinterest, the family dog of social media with its unconditional love and loyalty, is whimpering from outside, begging to be let back in.

The itch won’t be scratched, my relationship can not be mended, and the family dog has been banished to the backyard.

Social media is now dead to me.

On my smartphone at least.

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Posted by on November 14, 2012 in Brad the Dad, Dads Round Table


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2 responses to “Return Shot Fired: The Technology Balance

  1. It's A Dome Life

    November 28, 2012 at 9:21 PM

    I can so relate to this right now. I am checking my phone way too much. I have an “all-in” focused, driven mentality too. What if a comment on my blog goes unanswered for hours? I have to check and respond to every FB status and tweet I get…right this moment. Sometimes at the end of the day I feel like I have eaten too much candy. It’s just too much everything. Then I have days where I just sort of abandon the Internet completely. I am still working out that balance. I am glad to see you have made some progress. This gives me hope!

    • Brad the Dad

      November 30, 2012 at 7:56 AM

      See me commenting on your comment two days later? I feel so free and alive! Lol, thanks for sharing your story. It’s always comforting to know I’m not the only one whose brain works like this. These apps are still off my phone and the results have been great. The most important thing, for me, is when I’m home hanging out in the living room with the family and no longer grab my phone every so often to “check-in.” My “check-ins” are right in front of me playing with matchbox cars (or screaming at each other.)

      My want for abandoning the Internet completely has gone down, but I still feel the pull and might do it for a little around Christmas. But overall, I definitely feel more connected to the world in front of me now that I’ve made these changes, and still find PLENTY of time to be on the Internet liking and tweeting.

      Thanks for dropping in!


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