This doesn’t really concern the blog as such, but if you are following me on Twitter, just to let you know that I am going on my annual Twitter retreat from tomorrow. Lent always provides that opportunity. Not that I am religious in any shape or form; I just like the handy timeframe provided by this religious holiday. I don’t really have any vices, I guess.
Responsible Boring adult that I am, I try to avoid junk food and sweets, I don’t drink at all, and the smokes are not really a major issue anymore. There’s no sugar in my tea I could give up, or other regular bad food habits. I always give up chocolate, crisps and fries for Lent, just as a little challenge, so I will do without those in the next six and a half weeks.
But my one big indulgence is the internet, I guess. Youtube and Twitter are my two major time-stealers. Plus, the latter more often than not also occupies a lot of my emotional energy. For the wrong reasons. Therefore I am going to sacrifice Twitter again this year to find my emotional balance. It will hopefully also provide me with the by-product of more time for my blog, for RAnet and for crafting. The blog is still set for automatic push-posting to Twitter, but in case you are reading there and I am not reacting to any replies, please be assured it is not you, it is me. I am simply abstaining until the 12th of April (Easter Sunday).
The drawback, of course, is that I will miss the immediate news and the fandom fun on Twitter. I am relying on *you* to possibly give me a heads-up on Richard’s latest shenanigans here in the comments, or on *your* blog. I guess I could also sneakily switch my Social Media activities from Twitter to Facebook for that period of time, but that would be cheating. So please do assume that I am completely out of touch with what is happening – and enlighten me whenever there is newsworthy stuff happening 🙂.
What about you? Any Lent resolutions?
PS: My abstention will not affect RAnet’s Twitter, btw. Whenever there is anything noteworthy to tweet, I’ll do it.