Social Media, My Own Personal Time Sucking Vortex

04 April 2014
Social Media Landscape
Social Media Landscape (Photo credit: fredcavazza)
Social media is a big deal. As a housewife in a small town it helped me connect with other people wives and mothers who didn't socialize much. Then it helped me find people with similar interests. Before I knew it, the world of Facebook, Twitter, and then Pinterest opened up to me. Now that I'm working I don't get on as often, but I love social media. You can find recipes, connect with grade school classmates, keep up with friends and family all over the world. No wonder there are so many social media junkies!

As helpful as social media is, it can also be a bad thing. Any of the social media platforms I mentioned above can suck me in and the next thing I know, I've lost hours. Losing myself in DIY projects, family updates, and recipes galore is not necessarily bad, but it's very often not the best use of my time. I love the convenience of social media, just not the reminder of my own lack of self discipline. It's something I struggle with. I can have the best of intentions, going to look for one thing and the next thing I know it's hours later. I am terrible!

Does anyone else struggle with the time sucking vortex of social media?

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