Monday, October 11, 2010

The Antisocial Experiment, continued

Now that I've given up online social networks altogether, you must agree that I've been writing longer posts here, and more frequently, too. So far, my experiment is holding up. I hope to be back to my old pace pretty soon.

Many a time in the past few days, I've had the urge to Plurk or Tweet whenever something I felt significant happened. I've fought the urge to do so, beat it down over the head until it went away. Yes, it would be nice if I let my small circle of friends -- friends, you hear? not followers -- know what I was up to at that moment, but...do they really need to? I'm sure they'd appreciate a word now and then, but...no.

If it's not important, it's not worth a status update. If it's important, then some time for reflection is needed before the thought is let loose upon the world.

Time like these, I feel that Mother Mary is well worth emulating: "...and she kept all these things in her heart." (Luke 2:19)

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