Writers, have you ever taken a break from social media?

This summer I have taken a bit of a social media sabbatical. Only after a couple of months now have I started dipping into Twitter, and, to a lesser extent, Facebook, and have yet to add the apps back to my phone.


Next week I’m going to write more on my reasons and what, if anything, I’ve learned, but first I’d love to know if others have done the same. Reply in the comments, drop me an email, or answer on Twitter or Facebook (yes, I see the irony).

Have you ever taken a break—complete or partial—from social media? What was the result?

See also Kristen Lamb’sBreaking Facebook Dependence—How to Create an Enduring Author Brand.”

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Photo credit: Jason Howie, Social Media apps, (CC BY 2.0)

2 thoughts on “Writers, have you ever taken a break from social media?

  1. I haven’t taken a full break lately, but in general I use Twitter far less than I used to. I just don’t have time to keep up. I also find there’s so much spam on there and it’s harder to find good stuff.

    • Thanks, Nina! It took me awhile to use Twitter lists in a way that fits my needs and interests. Yes, lots of junk there, but I find it’s still my go-to source for articles and blog posts that are tailored to what I want.

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