Lessons from my 2021 Social Media blackout

My last post, on July 5th, was to announce I’d be off my blog, Twitter, LinkedIn and, for the most part, Facebook too from July 9th. This was to be my first ‘official’ social media blackout where I not only log out of work apps on my phone and tablet (and delete to make it harder to check) but also a concerted effort to stay away from the temptation of just being in the background and ‘lurking’.

So, two weeks later, I’m back. Well, on my blog at least. Well, I’ve written this. But not yet on Twitter or LinkedIn (kinda – I posted a few updates on the posts I’ve been editing for the ALT blog. This is what just over two weeks blackout did to/for me:

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