No idea if anyone reads my blogs anymore but anyhow….
Couple of days ago I decided I’d had enough of social media and decided to delete Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat, I have realised that it really isn’t the place it used to be full of fun and nonsense yes the odd argument, fight and blocking but nowadays it’s used as a platform to push agendas and has become a vile place to be due to politics, sexism, racism and many other ‘ism’s.
For me Social Media was always a place to connect and I have done with many people all over the world be it U2 fans, Erasure fans, Running people and many many others but even then I started to not really enjoy things because the world has changed massively over the past few years and not for the better.
Sadly I lost touch with some folk some of it my own doing some of it because of something I’d done or said and it goes to show that when you can’t see a persons face or reactions things can easily be misconstrued on social media and many a time it has been.
I suppose I started to ponder giving it up when I had a Facebook “cull” and deleted a few folk one person in particular stood out and it was nothing Personal it was just I felt we were not communicating anymore and I kinda figured the person didn’t really bother about me anymore (yes yes a bit self centred I know) and I suppose I do regret that I deleted the person and if that person see’s this they will know who I mean and I apologise if I pissed you off but you were the ignition for me to realise that social media needed to be removed from my life and I hope you can forgive me.
There were many people in my life both personally and social media wise and I’m a lucky guy to have know a few great people who I hope to meet up with now and again, but now as I sit with headphones on with U2’s The Joshua Tree on full blast I’m feeling quite nostalgic but also quite emotional (or emulsional as my friend Suzie would say) as the last 4 months have been very life draining for Kerry, the kids and I so this will give me more time to focus on the family too as its amazing how much time social media takes up.
So in closing I’ll say I will miss Dawn, Val, Gibbo, Suzie, Marie, Mulls, Jonny, John (Mr H) , Tillie, Laura, Kelly, Carol, Monica, Tina, Georgia and Leonie as these people were with me at the very start, although there are many many more these are the people who I pretty much started my social media life with and it’s only fitting they are named and shamed 😜