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going unplugged

One of the constant points of contention between Brendan and I has been my facebook/twitter/internet usage which is sometimes quite overboard. This time alone has made me realize that even more. Sure, there was a time when that's all I really could do or felt it was all I could do because I was broke financially and emotionally. That was before Brendan though.

Habits are so hard to break though. I was locked in. twitter twitter twitter, Facebook Facebook Facebook. you get the point.

Anyway, I'm going to take this time apart from Brendan (while he heals his soul) to unplug a little as well. Read all the magazines that have been piling up for months and months. Books I keep putting off, stuff like that.

Still going to pop in a tweet or an update here and there because I've built & continue to build this massive network with industry people, but I'm not going to read every tweet I follow or pages of other people's updates. If we're close and you have something really awesome happen & want to make sure I see it…call me, text me, make real person contact with me. I'll still be around, just not as much & i'm not going to let social media sites be the sun of my universe.

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ledbylove
Aug. 10th, 2012 12:29 pm (UTC)
♥ I am praying for everything to work out for you two!
booksaremyhabit
Aug. 10th, 2012 08:35 pm (UTC)
I always wondered how you kept up with 1200 "friends" on FB, I put friends in quotes cuz come on...1200? just seems like anyone can be your friend but it makes it all so un personal.....that was one reason I unfriended you before..I felt like you didn't really care about me or others I considered your true friends. I'm glad you are stepping back
aimercat
Aug. 10th, 2012 10:31 pm (UTC)
the scary thing is that I actually KNOW (at least in an acquaintance sense) an overwhelming majority of those 1200. I rarely accept friends request from people I haven't actually met (unless they come word of mouth like "hey you need to network with this person" or we have enough mutual friends that it's crazy we haven't met already).

here's how the math breaks down (I did this because I was like "how did my friends list get so big & how do i really know these people): My graduating class of high school was around 250, now you figure my grade, plus the 3 grades above & below me. Then I went to 3 different universities where I was either on the tennis team, in a sorority or both (and Ohio State is the 2nd largest student body in the country). Then, of course, working at 3 major chain restaurants where the staff at one of them was like 200 people. Also, usually anyone from my high school gets a free pass. Then all the acting/modeling people I've networked/worked with/been in class with/etc through the years.

Now I'm learning to prioritize through lists, custom feeds, stuff like that so I can keep up with the most important people. Also, I'm taking more conversations offline...we're getting too linked in as a society plus AT&T charges me for all these minutes so I might as well use them.
booksaremyhabit
Aug. 10th, 2012 10:35 pm (UTC)
wow, you know a lot of people! not everyone I went to school with I want to be friend's with...lol
plus there's no way I would care what 1200 people are doing on a daily basis, then there's the fact that anytime someone likes a photo, FB thinks I want to see it too...so so stupid..I've had to hide tons of people who love to post up animal abuse photos or are always commenting on them then they show up in my feed, I hate that part of FB
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