Ok, so last week I mentioned I’ve cut right back on sugar.
My next mission: Facebook.
Don’t get me wrong, Facebook is a great advertising platform.
But the same thing which makes it a great marketing platform,
also makes it addictive.
Sure, it can be good for crowd sourcing ideas via questions,
staying in front of your peer group and marketplace, and that
sort of thing.
BUT I feel way better when I’m not on it.
Because think about it, there’s an opportunity cost to everything.
And when you’re addicted to your Facebook feed, you’re looking
at content which people have put very little thought into.
Wouldn’t you be better off investing your time into learning
something from someone who has actually invested time and
thought and energy into a book?
Or a thorough course?
Rather than just whittling away the time based on “what are you
thinking right now” status updates?
I think so.
I doubt I’ll quit completely, just like I doubt I’ll quit sugar
But putting limits on it, like sugar only on Sundays… is a great
I’m not sure what mine will be yet. Facebook only between 3 and
5pm on Thursdays? Or between 3 and 5pm any day of the week?
Something like that.
Anyone else feel the same? Anyone else sick of being used by
social media, instead of using it?
Love to get your thoughts.