A Meaningful Minimum

Well, as I promised yesterday, today is the day I said I would discuss how to balance social media in an otherwise active life.

As I researched today, looking at the topics I wanted to cover for a single blogpost, I found that there is so much more to this issue than I ever could have imagined. It turns out that social media, like sugar, is actually at the head of a multi-faceted public health crisis whose implications go beyond what many could even imagine.

I hate to do a bait-and-switch on anyone, and if you know me, you know that’s not my style, but in order to cover this topic adequately, offering things for you to consider so that you can reach your own conclusions, I need more time. I’ve decided to change my theme for the A to Z blog challenge from topics related to my novel to a discussion of how writers (in particular) can balance social media with the rest of their workload, fitting it into a healthy lifestyle.

The A to Z blog challenge starts on April 1st and runs through April 30th. If you, too, are doing the challenge, please leave your blog in a comment and I will make sure to follow you during the challenge.



6 Replies to “A Meaningful Minimum”

  1. I don’t think I can honestly accept the challenge, though I have done it in the past.

    After reading yesterday’s article (even after I said I wouldn’t, Ha!) And today’s, I think you’re right. It’s not about writing anymore. It’s about almost everything BUT writing. I need to write more, that’s true, but I think I’ve become so concerned with all the other things involved with publishing to the blog that I’ve paralyzed myself into not writing.

    1. Cynthia, you are such a great writer and have such a unique voice that it makes me sad to hear what you are saying here–and yet I hear others saying it too. I know for me these recommendations are a recipe for a mental health strain, triggering both my OCD and my ADHD. Btw, what you describe is why I set myself the challenge to blog daily for the year. Somehow, more Facebook etc., made me feel so compared and found wanting and nothing I did seemed original or useful. I’m really enjoying blogging more often and am setting bigger objectives to read and comment on blogs for others. Rather than snippets of life, I get the kind of deep learning and connection I’m seeking in reading blogs from various perspectives without drowning in that experience. I love the feeling that I can remember and consider where I read something new when I approach it this way. It’s a whole lot more soothing to me. Thanks for reading and commenting and I look forward to reading more of your posts soon.

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