Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Upcoming plans

So last year, I gave up Facebook for Lent, deciding I was letting it suck too much of my time. It was a surprisingly scary thing to do at the beginning! I really, honestly found myself getting kind of anxious when the time came to log out for the last time. And then...yeah, it was totally fine. I kind of forgot it existed, and when the time came for me to get back on I would go days before remembering to log in again. It was nice!

Of course, since then my usage has crept up again and realizing Lent was coming up, I thought about it and decided to take another Facebook break this year. Along with an even scarier one... blog reading. I do love Google Reader... maybe a little too much. I find myself spending hours consuming and clicking and reading and thinking, which is all well and good, but can spiral into way too much time, and in the meantime I'll "star" a dozen more to go back and read in more depth, or as inspiration for a post of my own, etcetera and those just pile up. The productivity scale goes way down the farther I get sucked in. You all know how it is, right? This just seemed like a good opportunity to give it a break and see what else I can do with that time.

So if I'm a regular commenter on your blog and am quiet for the next, oh, 40 days or so - you have your explanation! And while I am giving up blog reading, I'm not giving up blog writing and in fact hoping that this break gives me more time to work on posts I've been letting sit for a long time. Hopefully you'll see a little more content here!

In non-Internet-related news (although hopefully a post-generating activity) I will be going to the Breastfeeding and Feminism/CIMS conference this Friday and Saturday. Very excited! Anyone else planning to go?

I am still thinking about attending the CLPP Reproductive Justice conference in April. I am really hoping to be able to go. I can't say enough good things about this conference - each time I've gone has been a fantastic experience. If I make it, I'll definitely be posting here about it!

That's all for tonight...just posted my Facebook farewell and am ready to begin my Internet fast!


Charlie said...

Ooh! I hope you come to CLPP! I love your posts.

Tatiana said...

Totally feel you there! As much as it occasionally stings, I don't use Facebook AT ALL because I just can't justify the time. But reading blogs is my darling diversion.. Good luck with your blog-fast! I'm going to start more humbly and schedule a no-screen day once a week. Looking forward to the writing you produce, though! I enjoy your blog thoroughly (though I'm a relatively new reader.)

Enjoy Birth said...

Wow, I could give up Facebook for a month, but my Google Reader would be harder! But it would also be more freeing. I can't wait to hear how it goes!

Jessica said...

This is going to seem like the devil speaking, but I wonder if you've ever considered joining Twitter? I would lurve to see you there.... after Easter maybe?

also I kid you not, my word verification is viebacre! Yay for VBAC-ers :D

Rebecca said...

@Jessica - I have actually, and tried to refrain! I've considered it just to toss up a tweet when I do a new post. I'm worried I would get sucked in, though... decisions!!