I’m not a huge fan of social media.
As I get older I feel like I become more aware of how abstracted from reality most of our day to day lives are. When I say “we” I mean to aim this at the average westerner. I can certainly speak for myself when I say that I spend far too much time occupied by anthropocene problems. Do I have any emails? How long until the weekend? I need to empty the dishwasher. There’s a new episode of my show on Netflix. I wish I spent more time mentally in the real world. I want to worry about a vegetable garden instead of which bin needs to go out. To this end I’ve tried to reduce the time I spend on social media. I target services like Facebook and Reddit specifically because I’ve come out of those bubbles when I saw just how much of my time they eat away at. I’m all too aware that my attention and time is finite and I don’t want to spend that time looking at a pacifier. It’s always much easier to see the bubble from the outside. I watch as people fill every spare moment of their time with a phone screen. I don’t want to be like that so I’m doing what I can to prevent it.
To that extent I’ve created this blog. Instead of being pulled in to the addictive nature of social media sites I want to go back to the early 00s of the internet and have my own blog. My own content that I can give to people as the want it, without adverts, without spying, and without the enticement to stay any longer than you want.