Cold Turkey

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I deleted my Twitter account last night.

To some this was an odd and unexpected decision, so I’ll try to explain my rationale a bit…

Some time ago, I mentioned reading a book called “Choosing to Cheat” by Andy Stanley. The basic premise behind the book is ‘Who wins when work and family collide?’. Andy talks more about finding a balance between work and family, but I think it can be more far-reaching than that. Every little thing we do in life takes time from something else. Twitter, for me, is one of those ‘little things’. It is a great web app that I have truly enjoyed using. It is, for the most part, a wonderful insight into other people’s lives.

But, Twitter takes time, and that isn’t something I have a lot of these days. Time spent using Twitter takes time from work and it takes time from my family, and that’s not fair to either of them. So, my account is gone… but I am not.

In all honesty, this has made me reconsider my usage of a lot of ‘Web 2.0’ services. Signing up, just for the sake of signing up, is really counter-productive. But that’s a post for another day.

6 thoughts on “Cold Turkey

  1. It won’t be a decision you regret. Choosing your family before anything else in this world is always the right decision.

    Praise God that he granted you the grace to do this.

    I pray that we all examine our usage of time with our families in mind.

  2. It won’t be a decision you regret. Choosing your family before anything else in this world is always the right decision.

    Praise God that he granted you the grace to do this.

    I pray that we all examine our usage of time with our families in mind.

  3. Twitter is a cool service. It really is. But I think you’re right in that many of these web 2.0 ‘services’ are geared more for the college/single/no-family/no-kids/lots-of-spare-time crowd. ;)

    BTW, your blog doesn’t have a text title! You need that for search engines. On my site I have a text title but have it formatted in such a way that when the stylesheet is in place the text is indented 9,999 pixels to the left ;) .

  4. Yeah…. I had one on it, but when I added the header and dropped the whole CDH thing from the top, I forgot to add it back. Thanks for the reminder.

    I’m moving the site to a new server this weekend. It’ll be one of the things I address during the migration!

  5. Twitter is a cool service. It really is. But I think you’re right in that many of these web 2.0 ‘services’ are geared more for the college/single/no-family/no-kids/lots-of-spare-time crowd. ;)

    BTW, your blog doesn’t have a text title! You need that for search engines. On my site I have a text title but have it formatted in such a way that when the stylesheet is in place the text is indented 9,999 pixels to the left ;) .

  6. Yeah…. I had one on it, but when I added the header and dropped the whole CDH thing from the top, I forgot to add it back. Thanks for the reminder.

    I’m moving the site to a new server this weekend. It’ll be one of the things I address during the migration!

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