Social media detox

Recently, I’ve made the decision to disengage from social media. The reasons I joined the various platforms have become invalid and I have decided my time is better spent on other things.

I joined Facebook when my children were young adults hoping it would allow me to stay connected to them. We would exchange photos and life updates ensuring our family unit stayed close. But the reality is that my children, now in their late 20s and early 30s, like many others, are just not that active on social media. More often than not, we text or even, gasp, call each other.

In addition, I thought that as a children’s author, I should maintain a presence on the various platforms to grow my audience and promote my work. Over the last three years, I have learned that unless you are active daily and keeping up with the constant changes to algorithms, all that time invested is at best a valiant but misdirected effort and at worst a complete waste of time.

Instead, I plan to write more, spend more time studying the Word and help my husband as we develop our new home. If this resonates with you, I would challenge you to put your phone down and get back to doing what brings you joy.

By susanreimer

I am the author of the YA series Forged in Flames and the children's picture book Letters in the Woods from Word Alive Press. I am a Jesus follower, mom and gramma living in beautiful Northern Ontario, Canada.

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