So today I decided to delete my Facebook account. I’m proud of the decision; a bit scared, but overall optimistic. It has, for too long, become a pillar of my daily routine.
Wake up. Check Facebook. Go to work. Check Facebook. Leave work. Check Facebook. Sleep.
And yet, that whole time, nothing new happens. A few people post random thoughts about themselves but overall I’ve done nothing to better myself in that time. We, as a modern people, are bombarded constantly with the lives of others but give ourselves little time to write our own story (or so I feel). So! It is with great pleasure that I attempt to make the move back to blogging and saying something meaningful.
I was perhaps pushed to this a few days ago when I read the following blog post on one man’s reluctance to join yet another social network ( Link ). His reasons are true really, we’ve got enough ‘social’ stuff out there – it’s time that we take back our life from the sound bytes and snippets that are becoming so popular and move back towards having complete thoughts, real conversation, and actual interaction with others.
This is all not to mention the fact that I am part of what is probably the last generation that can remember a time without Internet. This little video is as fascinating as it is scary. What about life’s simple pleasures that we can experience only in the absence of technology? The cry of a loon on a silent morning is arguably one of my most cherished sounds, yet I know that it only exists in a world without the conveniences of technology – AND I LOVE IT.
So, I look at this blog as having a new life! Most of my technical documentation has moved to a wiki that I maintain along side this site, so I’ll use this now for musings and postings about life as it comes.