Unlike most hiatuses, this one is not for an unspecified amount of time – I am thinking of keeping it limited to these two weeks that I am between Summer and Fall semesters from grad school (speaking of, I will be posting a bit of an update on my MLS progress soon too) – so that means around August 28 I’ll most likely be back and posting away, but between now and then, I’ve established a few guidelines for my hiatus:
- I will check Facebook and twitter approximately twice a day – I know this sounds counter intuitive to staying off those social media platforms, but compared to my regular set-up of them running all day in the background, either on my work/home computer and my iPhone, it’s huge. The reason I am establishing this rule is because I do belong to a few groups that push updates on FB (the track club, for one) and I don’t want to miss anything important.
- I have removed FB and twitter from my iPhone – this was a big one. I noticed that I mindlessly check both of these constantly on my phone, even when I have no real reason to. I have, however, kept instagram and I will continue to update dailymile (which can post directly to FB or twitter). Additionally, I will utilize Yelp.
- I’m still reading blogs – I love reading and writing and I need to stay connected to my favorites – and on that not, welcome back, Megan and congratulations, Janae!
There’s no big reason that I decided to cut back on social media for these two weeks, but I hope to have some sort of insight at the completion.
In the meantime, if you’d like to get in touch with me, I am available via email at khiguchi at gmail dot com
How often do you check your social media channels?
Check out my latest post on Beyond Distance here – it’s about Runner’s Safety!