Thursday, May 3, 2012

Bye Bye Birdie

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.


19 comments:

Kelly Marie said...

Good luck Savs!! I'll miss you - I feel that's our main form of communication haha :) I hope that this works really well for you lady!

Heather said...

Even though we'll miss you Twitter, things like this need to be done sometimes. Your relationship with John most definitely comes before any type of Technology. I highly commend you for doing this and have thought of quitting Twitter on the weekends just to get a break from it all!!

Cori H. said...

I can understand the Twitter break. I can be a little obsessed with it at times. I always feel like I'm missing out on something if I don't check the timeline. J and I have a rule that we do not check our phones or social media stuff while we're having our time together. It's not too hard now since we're only together once or twice a week, but I can see where this could cause problems when we live together. If it's going to help your relationship, then I think it's a great idea! I'll miss you, but I know the time away will be good! At least we still have Blogger and Instagram! :) Have a safe trip!

ImarriedAtexan said...

I love the idea of saying good bye so you can give more to your love but I will deffinitly miss you.

Syndal said...

hey good for you girl! I can't believe someone would be so nasty to you too..you should feel like you can post whatever you want!

Tamara @ T {times} Three said...

My husband and I struggle with the technology thing, too! I totally agree that dinners together instead of in front of the TV is a great idea!

Kendra said...

I found myself constantly on Twitter as well, and because Twitter is so constant it took forever to catch-up. I've strayed away for awhile. When I have time I will look at it and update, but beside that I've definitely capped my twitter time to late at night before I go to bed.

Jessica Renee said...

Good for you! I think the time spent with your honey is gonna be so worth it :) I wish I was strong enough to stay away! ha

Erin said...

God for you! I've been thinking of laying off the twitter as well. It's amazing how much time you spend a day checking that thing! Also, this is such a special time for you and John, soak it in! Hope everything wedding planning is going wonderfully!

Celia said...

Good for you girly! Y'alls relationship is the most important. Myke and I eat dinner at the table every evening. It's the only "rule" I wanted in our home. =)

Megan said...

aww I am so glad I made this post :-) I will miss you from twitter, but am glad to say that most of our chats happen via texts, gchat, or in person dates :-)! Have fun in Ft. Worth! See ya when we both get back from our vacations!

Jodi said...

Good for you! I think it is a nice idea. I had to make a room to not turn my laptop on after work for a few weeks b/c I was wasting so much time on it. It was good. I actually read a few books. Good luck and enjoy spending more quality time w/ John.

Whitney @ Everything Happens For a Reason said...

I can't believe someone bashed you for tweeting about your wedding. How rude!

I know what you mean about twitter. Some things that people tweet annoy me, and I try not to think about it, but sometimes I do.

LWLH said...

That's good for you girl working on your relationship, sometimes we all need to step back from technology.

lil desiqua said...

It's so great to hear of people working on their relationships- love that you are making the effort to spend more quality time with your man!

Enjoy it, and happy weekend!

Cajun Cowgirl said...

I think this is such a wonderful decision for you and love your being up front about it with everyone. You clearly know what's important to you and are taking the steps for you to be truly fulfilled. And man, people are so awful! I can't believe people bashed you about talking/tweeting about your wedding. It's YOUR time and yes, tweet/blog/talk all you want about it. It happens once and it's your day!

Hope to see you soon!

Holly said...

I look forward to dinner time, because we always have dinner together in our front dining room without any distractions. Everyone has to do what works for them, but I sure will miss you! <3

Amanda Faith said...

I think thats wonderful that you're doing this. I took a break from facebook last summer because D griped and said I was on it too much. I got so much done and I felt a lot better when I didn't use it for a month. I had to delete the app too so it wasn't as tempting, haha. I hope you enjoy your break. :)

Katie said...

We've missed you, but I totally understand why you did it. Even when Donny and I are together, we're on our phones too. I hope your break is a great experience for you guys!!

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