Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Social Media Fast

Hi! It's Jilly. I've been thinking about this a lot lately, and I've decided that I need to unplug for a while. Starting today I am going on a social media fast for one month.

No Facebook. No blogging. No Twitter.

Gasp, I know. But, I feel like it is the best thing for me right now. I've been having a hard time balancing everything. I need to focus on my family and on making our home a slice of heaven on Earth.

I'm afraid I've been doing too much of this:

and not enough of this:

So, for the next month things will be quiet here on the 'ole blog. I will still be posting pictures to Instagram, because I feel like it is a good way to chronicle our normal, everyday lives and I like doing the Photo-A-Day Challenge. But, I will not be updating my Facebook status, Tweeting, or doing any blog posts.

During the month as I do different projects and things I will take pictures so I can potentially share them with you at a later date, but I make no guarantees. We'll see how things go for the month, and then maybe I'll start blogging again in February. Or, maybe not. Who knows?

I hate to just *screeeech* put on the brakes like that and stop blogging, etc for a month, 'cause I've put so much time and effort into this blog, and I feel like I never complete anything I start (which is part of my problem), but I think I need to put more of my time and effort into those things that are essential--caring for myself and my family.

I've also been having a hard time lately with feeling bad about myself because I'm not as good as so-and-so, or post as much as so-and-so, or not as stylish as so-and-so, or as creative as so-and-so, or take pictures as pretty as so-and-so...you get the picture.

They say comparison is the thief of joy, and I'm robbing myself left and right. Maybe by unplugging from all the craziness online for a while I can get my head back on straight!

I will be checking my e-mail periodically, so if you need to get a hold of me, drop me a line at hiitsjilly@gmail.com. Other than that...see ya in a month!!


  1. Enjoy your sabbatical. :). Family is such a blessing from God. You go girl putting them first!

  2. Everyone deserves time to revive. Enjoy. What's you instagram hadle?

    1. Thanks! My Instagram user name is hi_its_jilly. See ya in a month! ;)

  3. WOW!! I'll miss you but totally respect what you are doing. I could never, ever, ever do it myself though. Enjoy your time "off"!

  4. I need to do this too fit the same reasons!

  5. Enjoy your time away, but know you will definitely be missed. Your one of the few that guaranteed a visit from me when I have the chance.

    However, I can so relate to the feeling of being attached to your computer all the time and not your kids. I have to figure out how to make it all work as well with my three kids and hubby. Plus the normal everyday stuff as well.

    As far as the comparing yourself to others....trust me when I say God made you like you are for a reason. That reason is clear in the amount of readers, followers, and everything else you have accomplished with this blog. If your blogging to get noticed, is definitely hard time consuming work. So, keep that in mind. :)

    I hope to hear from you again in February in some form or fashion.

  6. Family comes first. You have a GREAT month with your peeps! :O)

  7. You've got your priorities right even though it will be a shame for the rest of us to miss your posts!! Wishing you and your family all the best for the year ahead!

  8. Enjoy spending time with your family!

    Sparkles and Shoes

  9. Just came over to say hello, but now I want to say that you have a very lucky family! :)

    I hope your time off rocks!


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