A Time To Delete

Delete key

Photo credit: Ervins Strauhmanis / Foter / CC BY

Don’t worry, I’m not deleting you! 

I’m talking about technology.

Every New Year, I used to go through a decluttering process. Like clockwork in January and June, it would be a full-blown event when I would reclaim “the feng shui” vibe to my home. But to others, it probably looked like I’d simply lost my mind, tossing things that were torn, worn, and broken into the trash or filling donation boxes with items that no longer served a meaningful purpose to me or listing items on Freecycle to those who may want them.

Now, I declutter as I go and when I need to.

I’m blessed to be in a position where I have what I need, I use what I have and I think twice about what I purchase. I like things to be as simple as possible.

But all this social media stuff?

I’m realizing that this is a “new” area that needs to get more “zen” so I’m embarking on a slow but steady journey to start “deleting” the redundant bells and whistles of the tech in my life.

I can’t control technology but I can do my best to limit how much it controls me in this New Year, right?

I’ve already:

  1. turned off the WP “ding ding” notifications on my smartphone so that I won’t be tempted to look every time it goes off;
  2. removed email notifications for everything that happens in my WP account;
  3. turned off many of the Twitter instant notifications (except for breaking local news and CNN);
  4. started making Twitter lists to easily access specific accounts; and
  5. started waiting to read and respond to comments until after dinner, a time when I’m not feeling rushed.

These 5 things have definitely complemented my 2016 blogging plan.

How are you handling all the tech in your life?

If you are on Twitter, feel to drop your Twitter username in the Comment box. I’d like to add you to one of my Twitter lists. 

©2016 Marquessa Matthews. All Rights Reserved.



12 thoughts on “A Time To Delete

  1. This post is a reminder for me. It’s similar to my yesterday’s post where I wrote about the clutter in my Wardrobe. And talking about WP email notifications, I think I should do likewise. My inbox is usually filled with alerts of likes and comments. Time to check the *manage emails*. Thanks for sharing. Cheers! 🙂

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  2. I can totally understand and can relate to what you’re going through. You have to do what you have to do. I had cut back on social media like Instagram and Facebook and checking my phone for what’s going on. Yet it’s hard to ignore most things when you are doing work on your phone. Plus, most of those things can get in the way your writing, etc.

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  3. Well, I’m nothing short of addicted to the “ding dings” on my smartphone for WP but school comes first. Promise! Honestly, at this point, technology can go out the window… I just wanna not lose my sanity. Seriously… Thanks for sharing Marquessa 😀

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