E-Addiction? To Unplug, or NOT to Unplug?!

One of my online friends, pastor/blogger Chad Holtz went on hiatus from social media (Facebook) and blogging about a month ago.  That's a bold move in my book.  He said, "Unplugging has been one of the best things I have ever done for myself in recent years, having profound and intensely positive impacts on my personal, family and spiritual life. That being the case, I don't see a reason to come back, at least not in the near future. Unplugging is rather intoxicating :) "  Crazy.  I mean, not "crazy" (sorry, Chad) but craaaazy.  Countercultural.  Counter-intuitive.  Really: how exactly does one feed one's narcissistic cravings without the praise and traffic stats of the e-masses?

Well, it's made me really think about my own online behaviors.  Are they healthy?  Do I have balance?  Would my spiritual life benefit from stepping back for a bit?

Maybe, but I can't imagine the horror of watching my blog traffic stats plummet into Myspace 1.0 territory. Nope, healthy or not, gotta press on...

3 comments:

Josh M. said...

"I can't imagine the horror of watching my blog traffic stats plummet into Myspace 1.0 territory."

What exactly do blog traffic stats say about you as a person? And what may the reaction of "horror" reveal about the reason of its importance?

David Golden said...

You would have to resort to doing your Xtranormal dialogues with sock puppets.

Peter J Walker said...

It all leads to unfortunate conclusions.

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