It has crossed my mind. I’ve thought about what it would be like if I didn’t “do” social media anymore. With my new interests as a fitness instructor, like planning and teaching classes, I have had considerably less time to just hang out on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram all day. I am an online content creator, however. I blog here and write for sites like Mode, the sponsor of this post. This is something I really enjoy doing because I am always researching and learning about interesting topics like this one to share with my readers. So, the answer for me is, I feel I have to stay connected. But, like many of you who are reading this, I needed to seriously think about it and take a retrospective look back to review how this virtual, digital world came about for me.
Before 2007, when I started to blog, I had only used a computer for my college essays. I remember when email came along and I didn’t understand it. I didn’t sign up for a Facebook until 2009 (I think) and I didn’t have a Myspace. I actually tried to block Myspace to protect my kids because I didn’t know who Tom was lol. To make an even longer story short, I eventually began to get involved with posting and interacting on social media to share my blog updates in hopes of building a readership for First Class Fashionista. Although, social media has stole a lot of my time like a thief in the night and handicaps, socially, in so many ways; through Facebook, I have made real connections as I had set out to do. And, I actually know and have met hundreds of people in my fashion community.
Click the arrow to the full story below for the real stories of those who gave up social media for a week or more. Most say they will never go back!