I feel anxious.
Today I announced on my highly trafficked Facebook wall that I will be taking a break. More on that later because it is already raising lots of things for me to fill these pages with.
In keeping with my morning routine (sans Facebook now) I sit down with my coffee and wake up to all things internet. Just saying that makes me cringe a little. Polluting my brain first thing in the morning does not sound like the ideal way to start the day. Sitting outside with a nice bowl of oatmeal (if I actually liked oatmeal) listening to the birds sounds a bit more healthy.
But anyway, I digress…
As I popped around my google reader checking up on my favorite blogs I came to a Rolling Stone update telling me that Brittney Spears is on the verge of signing a $16 million deal to be a judge on the X Factor. Now, why would my first reaction be…”Ooooooo! I need to share this with my Facebook friends”? (and see, I still told you…but not for you or me…to help raise my search engine ranking by linking to Brittney Spears.)
Am I really admitting all of this?
Why has this become normal? Why have these become the things we/I want to talk to our/my friends about, or to let them know? What the h@ll is wrong with me?
But anyway…I am not doing this because I have an addiction, although I do spend too much time on this type of junk. I am doing this because of another theory. When John Mayer quit Twitter (which, a little to my credit, I don’t follow) something he said in Rolling Stone (my other
addiction interest) that stuck with me. Tweeting so much started to make his brain smaller and smaller and he couldn’t write a song.
I can relate to that. You put all the ‘good stuff’ out there in one sentence thought forms and that is the way you start to think. Why blog when you just summed everything up and shot it out on Facebook? Why explore anything deeper when you just purged it in ten words or less and continued with a larger dialog in comment boxes.
You may not get that drift right now but it has been becoming clear to me for a while. I will keep you posted and please do comment (on the blog comments, not Facebook because I won’t see them there)…I would like to see if you notice any of this in yourself and your experience with how you deal, or don’t deal with it.