27 Responses to “social media breaks”

  1. Jun 26 2013 at 12:17 pm #

    Wow, ladies… this is so interesting. I love how it changed each of you in different ways and was helpful in other areas. I have been thinking about doing this for awhile… might just have to plan a week soon! <3 <3 <3

  2. Jun 26 2013 at 12:58 pm #

    SO interesting to read your thoughts on your unique experience as I remember when you were doing this and was absolutely intrigued by your actions! I sort of did this last week because of our move (other than posting photos to Instagram) and it was refreshing :)

  3. Jun 26 2013 at 1:42 pm #

    This is SO interesting to me! The funniest part for me is that I’ve never considered CM social media! LOL … but really, I’m fascinated by how this time away effected each of you differently. And more than anything, I love that you girls committed to this together. Your friendship is refreshing and inspiring! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Ann
    Jun 26 2013 at 2:08 pm #

    Wow, such an interesting article, and so fascinating to see how it affected each of you differently. I’m sensing the need for a social media break, but it seems so much more doable and palatable with a few buddies. Love this!

  5. Dana
    Jun 26 2013 at 2:35 pm #

    Glad it resonates with you guys! I think it’s a good thing for anyone to try, it’s not just applicable to photographers. We are so consumed with social media, it’s nice to come up for air once in awhile.

  6. Jessica
    Jun 26 2013 at 2:51 pm #

    Great read, ladies – definitely considering this for the next time I start feeling creatively challenged.

  7. Jun 26 2013 at 3:41 pm #

    I keep meaning to take one of these myself. Loved hearing your perspectives!

  8. Jun 26 2013 at 3:51 pm #

    I felt like I was reading about my own thoughts and feelings just from another person’s head. Thank you for sharing this. A media hiatus has been on my mind a lot lately.

    Shan

  9. Jun 26 2013 at 3:55 pm #

    I loved reading about your three different experiences. I’ve been toying with the idea of taking a social media break for awhile, for many of the same reasons you three mentioned. Great food for thought.

  10. Jun 26 2013 at 4:00 pm #

    I love that you guys shared about this. Thank you! And Jo, I’m happy to see those frames filled on your wall! :)

    • Jun 26 2013 at 6:17 pm #

      Haha! Yes, they are filled! I kept meaning to share a pic of them on the forum, but then I moved them all to a different wall and forgot all about it! <3

  11. Jun 26 2013 at 4:36 pm #

    I think this might have inspired me to take a break!! thank you for the awesome read and inspiration!

  12. Jun 26 2013 at 5:23 pm #

    I SOOO need to do this!

  13. Jun 26 2013 at 8:18 pm #

    I loved reading this. I took a social media break for about a week and loved it, and preparing for another. Thank you for reminding me of why it can be helpful. Enjoyed reading about your friendship too!!

  14. Jun 26 2013 at 9:51 pm #

    I need to do this. I find I neglect my family and my own life as I get so comsu,Ed by everything going on I forget I have my own life that I need to enjoy and actually “live”

  15. Jun 26 2013 at 10:34 pm #

    I loved reading your experiences. I have been feeling the need to take a break from social media too but it keeps pulling me in. You ladies are so inspiring and I think I should go for it like you did!

  16. Erin
    Jun 27 2013 at 1:01 am #

    This was such an interesting read, especially with the different experiences. I need to try this more often. Thanks for sharing, and I love reading about your friendship.

  17. Jun 27 2013 at 9:26 pm #

    I loved reading about this! I find for me too that I have taken just evenings away, sat and watched tv with my husband, but the next day I felt a bit lonely too. I need that interaction, I can completely relate with Sarah:)

  18. Jun 28 2013 at 12:31 am #

    Great post you guys!

  19. Adele Humphries
    Jun 28 2013 at 1:08 pm #

    Really enjoyed reading all about your experiences. I have been giving lots of thought to the impact of social media in my life and i could relate to all of your experiences. Great post guys!

  20. Jun 29 2013 at 7:52 pm #

    What an awesome and inspiring post! I have been in a creative rut lately and really debating a electronic ban for a week and this is just the inspiration and insight I needed. Thank you for each of your perspectives!

  21. Jul 03 2013 at 1:08 pm #

    I have been feeling the very strong need to fast from FB, which is about the only social media I use other than IG, and this article was the little extra push I needed to take a week off. To really be with my family and kids. To hopefully be more productive, to re-find my love for my camera bc honestly this business burns me out….time and time again. I lack passion and ideas…..although my newsfeed is flooded with amazing photography, it leaves me feeling inadequate…. Thanks for sharing, I will not set my expectations too high and to prevent cheating, my anti FB husband holds my new password and will not give it to me for one week. ;) I will still IG to get me by….and keep from feeling so disconnected and “lonely”…

  22. Jul 04 2013 at 2:00 pm #

    I really needed to read this. Thank you so much, ladies!!

  23. Marta
    Jul 05 2013 at 11:50 am #

    I love Sarah’s honesty in sharing that her hiatus wasn’t perfect. I feel like I really need to do this. I know I’ll probably cheat, but I’m pushed to try. Thanks for daring to do this and sharing your unique perspectives. I really enjoyed reading this. :)

  24. Jessica Reischel
    Jul 31 2013 at 1:14 am #

    Thank you for sharing your heartfelt experiences! Super amazing blog post!!

  25. Nichole
    Aug 24 2013 at 5:57 pm #

    This was really great to read and needed! Thank you.

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