Jul 10, 2011

Digital Detox

Digital detox is harder than I thought. For 9 days I neglected my Facebook, Twitter, Stumble Upon and Linked In social networking sites while relaxing and having a great time with my wife and daughter in Southwest Florida. Letting go of the time consuming quest for new likes, fans and followers was quite refreshing. Unplugging as well as keeping my camera and gear at home was a conscious decision. I only fell off the wagon once when I checked my emails and sales. Instead of being glued to the computer I enjoyed spending this quality times with my loved ones, daily exercising, lazying around, thinking about photography and hacking out plans for the second half of 2011 (on a good old yellow legal pad). The social networking fast made me think about its benefits and short falls. I questioned what I actually create while being online. I am not quite sure yet where to go from here now but I will definitely spend more time on my nature photography blog or creating more beautiful photographs and less time on social media sites. I recommend a digital detox and social media fast for everybody and I will make it a tradition in the years to come.