Saturday, August 25, 2012
Why I Am Apping Less
I don't even know if "apping" is a word,
actually I'm sure it's not.
I am using it to refer to all the apps I click on on my iPhone.
Well, apps I use to click on.
About a month ago I deleted the Facebook app
and then more recently I deleted Instagram and Pinterest.
I deleted Instagram.
Really, I did-- and yes I miss it.
I've been Instagraming for longer than any of my real friends and I think that may be why I decided to step back.
The shear number of minutes it takes to scan through and view everyone's photos takes away from the people right here in front of my face.
The shear number of minutes it takes to post a picture on Instagram allows time for the baby to tip something over or for me to miss out on words in a conversation.
Last night we went to the movies, just Steve and I;
several times I wanted to Instagram the moment,
but I had left my phone at home
I don't have the app on my phone to post it anyway.
When the movie was over I felt a sense of enjoyment different than in the past weeks.
A freedom. I had just had an enjoyable evening with my man and no one knew it, just us.
except now I've blogged about it so does that make it a mute point?
I can't explain the lightness I have,
the freedom in the now
the picture and memory in my head.
Now please don't get me wrong I am a lover of all things online,
it's just for my life right now I am desiring simple.
And deleting all of those apps really helped in achieving this goal.
I've made more of an effort to stop in at friends,
of course I just got news that some very special people in my life just starting Instagraming and that makes me sad, cause I really do like Instagram, and twitter.
For now @mspanos is chilling out in the real world,
the flesh and bones world,
where I can hear the laughter,
smell the food,
and feel the wind in my hair.
How about you, what's your favorite social network?
have you ever thought about leaving it?
from the mind of Michelle