I have decided to say Bye Bye to Twitter... for now!
About 90% of the reason is because of mine and John's relationship.
We scored pretty low on our "leisurely activity" section of our premarital assessment at the church which is the part that includes technology. We both have a problem of coming home from work, getting on the computer, checking our phones every 15 minutes, and turning on the TV. Twitter is my biggest downfall technology wise. So, my goal is to stay away from twitter for awhile to focus more on us. We're going to do other things too like start eating dinner together at our table instead of in front of the TV. I'm really looking forward to this time away for us to spend more time together without my phone beeping every few minutes ;)
The other 10% of what made me make this decision is just the fact that reading my timeline every day made me annoyed. I would be annoyed at something that was said on twitter and then it would affect my day. Stupid, I know. Or I would get bashed for something I said. Y'all, I tweeted about my wedding a lot (Of course I would!) when we first started planning and someone said something ugly to me about it! So you're probably asking, "why don't you just unfollow those people that annoy you?" Well, I did that once and got openly bashed by them. I find myself muting (the echofon app lets you do this) more and more people and that's just crappy that I have to do that so people won't freak out. There are real internet bullies out there being mean and it's pretty sad.
I'm not deleting my twitter account. I'm just taking a break. I will probably even still use my twitter account for giveaways and similar stuff. The app is just getting deleted off my phone so I'm not tempted all the time to go read through 4 hours of timeline. I'll still be using some technology and social media of course. :) I can't give it all up! Like I said Twitter is my biggest downfall. I have Facebook but rarely use it. I check it usually once a day. I might do that occasional check in on 4square and post the occasional picture on Instagram. In all honestly, I don't think I tweet that much. John would disagree with my 11,000+ tweets... But, I really don't think I do. My problem is being on there constantly reading what everyone else is tweeting!!! So, that's why Twitter is getting nixed over all the other technology.
The main reason I'm posting this on my blog is because I want all of you to still keep in touch. I know not all of you have twitter, but for those of you who do who I've developed friendships with, please text me, email me, call me, add me on Facebook, whatever! Make sure you check out all those ways to follow me up there on the top left hand side of my blog! Maybe you'll see some cute kitty pictures pop up on Instagram every once in awhile ;)
I've made some incredible friendships through blogging and Twitter made it a lot easier so I can't disregard it all together. Jenn and Megan are 2 of my closest friends now and I really believe Twitter made it all happen!
My away from twitter time starts tomorrow afternoon. I'm flying to Ft. Worth to see my family for an early mothers day so when my phone goes off for the plane, so does my twitter! I want to spend this time with my family too with no interruptions.
My goal for right now is for 1 month, May 4th - June 4th, but we'll see how it goes!
I'm really looking forward to focusing on me and John this month and building a stronger relationship as we head towards marriage. We do take our time together for granted sometimes and I hope this technology break will help us grow as a couple.