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I’m Back!

Today marks the end of my second annual month long social media fast and it was very different this time around. Last year, I found myself wanting to post to Twitter and Facebook constantly, this year it was relieving to take a break. Last year, I enjoyed the break from my email and dreaded the pile of messages my assistant said was waiting for me at the ...

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iFast 2.0

Last year, I fasted from Social Media and much of the internet for the month of July and it was a super fruitful time for me.  You can read my post-fast thoughts here and here.  Because of this, I have decided to do it again.  The bottom line is I will be mostly offline between July 15 and August 14. Here are the parameters I am laying out for myself: No ...

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Merely Talking

"In all hard work there is profit, but merely talking about it only brings poverty." Proverbs 14:23 (NET) "Merely talking about it." Solomon could have been talking about Twitter or Facebook status updates. In fact, his verse would easily fit in the 140 characters of a Tweet. Do we spend more time talking about the stuff we have to do / the stuff we ...

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What’s Next?

Now that I am back from my Social Media Fast, it's time to jump into the new year (Riv's calendar really goes along with a school calendar). With this new season of life and a little bit of perspective from my month off, I am going to modify my use of Social Media a smidge. Here's what I am thinking: Twitter I am suspecting this is going to be the hardest part of ...

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I’m Back!

I'm back from my month long Social Media Fast. Did you miss me? I figured my first post should be a little look at what this month has been like without Twitter, Facebook, and blogs. Week 1 Countless times a day, I found myself starting to log into Facebook. It made me realize the number of "breaks" I take during the average day to consume Social Media. Once I ...

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iFast

Everyone who knows me knows that I am a tech-junky. In particular, I'm a bit of an Apple Fanboy. I am always tapping away at my MacBook Pro or iPhone or iPad. This isn't necessarily a bad thing, but it can become a bit obsessive. In fact, I've been thinking about my social media consumption and production lately and I think it's time for a break. Conveniently ...

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Practicing What I Preach

I have been harping on the idea of Focus a lot lately. It has been the topic of a staff retreat, lots of personal conversations with leaders, and several blog posts. Since it has been such a high value for me, I thought it might be a good idea to practice what I preach. And so yesterday I spent a bunch of time trying to figure out how to focus myself more on the ...

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