Actually...we're quitting all social networking sites (for a period of time at least)... Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter more specifically. Our first reactions when the idea of taking a break came to mind were "what if we miss something." It was then I realized that I had a problem. Facebook and Twitter are everywhere! Any channel you turn to, any website you visit, there's always that logo. Nowadays, people don't even advertise their site, they advertise their Facebook page. Now, don't get me wrong, Facebook is a great tool to keep up with family and friends, and also a great way to market your business, but for us, we're noticing a trend that needs to stop. We don't see Facebook as even by any means, we are just simply trying to grow in our faith more, and a good way to do that is eliminate something that takes up the majority of our free time.
We never have time to read our bible, yet we ALWAYS have time to see what our friends are up to, and scroll monotonously through our news feed. We don't have time to do our research papers in graduate school, but we have time to share countless pictures of food and our dog. Most young people don't even remember, but there was a time when social media meant listening to independent bands on myspace. We weren't into everyone's business or posting our picture-perfect lives on the internet for the world to see.
Don't get us wrong, we will definitely miss the interaction, but for now, it's time to focus on more of what really matters in our life. Of course, we'll still be updating our blog, and if anyone is dying to get a hold of us, you can always email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.