With today’s state of hyper-connectivity, the opportunities to truly unplug and disconnect from the online world becomes quite limited. As someone who is in the business of being connected at all times to multiple online audiences, I often appreciate my few moments of solitude.
Yes, I could check into every local venue that I hit up on Foursquare.
Yes, I could check into every movie and TV show that I watch on GetGlue.
Yes, I could share witty thoughts and musings on Twitter.
Yes, I could reply to thoughts and musings from others on Twitter.
Yes, I could write about a half-dozen set of blog posts that I’ve been meaning to get out.
But I choose not to.
It’s important to me that I maintain free agency to do whatever I want, whenever I want without feeling obligated to use online media endlessly. It’s more about me having freedom than snubbing you or the rest of my online audience. I believe it’s important to unplug, disconnect and live life free of the vanity or input of others. This is even more important for those in the social media industry, where lines of demarcation on work and personal are blurred.
I’ve found myself enjoying road trips in secrecy and not always broadcasting my whereabouts. I indulge on this sense of privacy on weekends as that’s my demarcation point between professional and personal interactions. I’ve often felt a sense of guilt following being mute over long period of time. Following that guilt, is a sense of liberty that I can be intentional about my public interactions.
The end result of unplugging is that I can truly relax and be even more awesome when you do hear from me.
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