Social Media Sabbaticals


[photo by andrew jones to make you say “I need a sabbatical!]

UPDATED [Oct 13] with huge apology to my friend Rhett Smith who blogged some excellent thoughts on social media breaks and boundaries.

ORIGINAL: Marcus Goodyear is taking a social media sabbatical, the Pyromaniacs are taking the month off and Darren Rowse of Problogger has just suggested in an email that we should take a RSS break:

“I’m not advocating that we all stop using RSS – but perhaps this week set aside some time to just sit with your own ideas. Get offline completely, take a paper and pen and start writing – see where your thoughts lead you!”

The Spirituality of NOT blogging and blog fasting.

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Andrew Jones has been blogging since 1997. He is based in San Francisco with his two daughters but also travels the globe to find compelling stories of early stage entrepreneurs changing their world. Sometimes he talks in the third person. Sometimes he even talks to himself and has been heard uttering the name "Precious" :-)

1 Comment

  • ignore me, i’m just a bitter grumpy old man.
    when everyone is doing it, then suddenly you aren’t cool any more. how do you get cool again?
    by letting people know that the cool people are NOT doing it. only a loser would still be doing it.
    i’m just bitter because i am totally on the trailing edge. by the time i figure something out, all the smart people are giving it up.

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