I logged out of Facebook four years ago. For the past two and a half weeks I've bee logged out of my personal Instagram account. And last night I logged out of Snapchat.
I think a break from social media and all the things there are on cellphones to get distracted by is a good thing. But I think I've reached a point where the majority of it has become boring, or in some cases annoying. So I'm disconnecting. No more Tumblr, Instagram, Snapchat.
I want to go back to the earlier days, like 2009-ish, where I was reading more and creating a lot more. I mentioned 2009 for two reasons. First, it was a time where I was most productive in my arts. Second, the only social media platforms that I was apart of then were Facebook (which I've been gone from for years) and Twitter; I won't be leaving Twitter (at least not yet).
I think this is the closest I can get to a secluded getaway from most distractions without flying somewhere in the middle of nowhere. I'll be staying on Twitter (@MrBishopJackson) just to have a place to get some things out as I am a venter and try to keep as little not-too-personal thoughts in. I'll also be here to post more, and will probably be able to do more posting than I have by doing this. And also, while I've logged out of my personal Instagram account, I will still be posting new photography work to my photography account, @bishopjacksonphotography.
So hopefully this allows me to get back into the groove of creating again, both visual and auditory, as I've been in a place lately where I haven't been doing much of either, especially the latter. And I want to read more books and watch more movies. Social media sites and apps are a huge distraction from both of these.
Let's see how this works out.