my social media usage is not a function of how much social interaction I need but simply whether or not i have the apps installed on my phone
not having the apps makes it less convenient to spend hours on it. the web versions are just clunky, not as snappy, and doesn’t support posting stories, reposting, reel, etc.
I initially find it weird that I was able to barely be on social media once I’ve quit my job.
I thought by shutting down one major channel through which I have social interaction as a someone who works remotely (Slack, Google Meet, Zoom calls), then the activity level on the other channel (social media) will increase accordingly to compensate. but what happened was I enjoyed the vacuum.
I only started reaching out to friends and acquaintances to have offline appointments and face to face conversations in September.
I spent all the freed up time having fun doing solo activities. reading, journaling, watching movies, listening to music, organising, housekeeping, running errands.
as soon as I installed the app in September, I immediately started actively (ab)using it again
I haven’t even updated LinkedIn or done any proper post on social media because 1) I want to share when it comes from that place where I WANT to share instead of from this sense of obligation, and 2) I am still trying to figure out how to articulate what this change means for other people (and perhaps if I concluded that it really doesn’t affect anyone then I won’t share it)
yeah I’m absolutely overthinking and turning this into a bigger deal than it actually is (in the grand scheme of things in people’s mindshare) XD
– my social media usage is not a function of how much social interaction I need but simply whether or not I have the native apps installed on my devices
– I oddly don’t (yet?) feel the need to fill in the social interaction vacuum
– I am taking a career break and I want to properly communicate this