Back when I started blogging I used to give myself a blog holiday from time to time, because I used to write every day, sometimes more than once a day and it was nice to step away for a while.
In recent years I have blogged less and noodled about on other social media platforms more, and then, with the coming of lockdown things have swung full circle and I have been blogging every day again.
And I have also been scrolling the internet for hours on top – and from time to time, as documented on here, it has all become a bit much and I have attempted to step away from certain, more destructive, mind fucky elements of it in order to stay reasonably functional and sane.
It has met with varying degrees of success.
At the moment, things are reasonably stable again, domestically speaking. I am touching wood, crossing my fingers and praying to every deity as I say this.
So I thought I’d try something new (old). Instead of waiting for things to get really bad before I step away from social media for a bit, I thought I might take a little social media holiday so that I can actually enjoy it, and not spend my internet free time lying curled on the sofa, sucking my thumb and talking myself down.
I absolutely hate it when people announce that they’re leaving social media by using social media. It’s a bit like slamming the door in a temper so everyone will notice you.
And a lot like a futile gesture when they inevitably return far sooner than they said they would.
Having said that, I feel I ought to say that I’m going to be around/blogging less for a bit because in this time of COVID it seems rather cruel to just disappear and leave people to guess what’s going on, when actually there isn’t anything going on and for once in my life there is absolutely no drama.
I’ve got no idea what the hiatus will look like. I am very poor at sticking to plans so if I can I always find it best to wing it. I may decide I want to write every other day or once a week or maybe I will end up buggering off for a couple of weeks, but I just wanted you to know that I’m ok. I’m just experimenting with off screen life for a bit.
Obviously, if something brilliant/terrible happens I’ll absolutely fail to keep it to myself, so you’ll definitely get the highlights and the lowlights and if I manage to stay away for a few weeks I’ll make sure I catch everyone up with the omnibus edition when I return.