Social Media, Mobile Phones and Glasses

Facebook. Twitter. Instagram.

I’m finding the whole social media thing overwhelming.

I can’t seem to keep up.

I started this blog to promote my business as a potter.

Then I started a facebook page followed opening an instagram account.

Blogging and facebook I can do from my desk top.


Instagram, not so much.


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Instagram is a “mobile-centric app”.

It is to be used on a mobile device such as a cell phone.

I detest taking pictures and typing on my cell phone.

The only thing I use my cell phone for is to make and receive calls.

Oh, and texting.

But, I must have my glasses to be able to view anything on my cell phone.

Nine times out of ten, I can never find my glasses.

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I like blogging.

Blogging seems more in-depth, personal and one-on-one.

I enjoy learning about people and places and ideas.

I have learned I prefer blogging over the fast pace social media outlets such as instagram and twitter.

But then I have guilt for not posting or keeping up on Instagram and facebook.

Maybe I am experiencing withdrawal rather than guilt.

You’ll feel less stressed

“Because social media has become so easy to access anywhere and at any time, we often feel compelled to pay attention 24/7 to what is taking place on our newsfeeds and timelines. According to Greenfield, this impulse to be constantly aware of what’s going on online leads to an increase in cortisol, the stress hormone. This heightened stress can bring along a whole slew of unfavorable effects on the brain, such as reduced memory and an increased chance of depression. Staying away from social media makes you less prone to such a high level of cortisol, leaving you calmer and more focused. Find out more about the weird ways social media affects your brain.”

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