Cutting the Cord is a Hard Thing to Do When You're a Social Media Geek
I haven't taken a week's vacation in probably a couple of years. Yes, I've had days off here and there, but it's been a while since I actually got on a plane and headed to a destination other than one located in the northeastern part of the U.S.
This pattern will change pretty soon as I have some scheduled time off. I really enjoying the planning, packing, preparation, etc. that goes into it all, but what I'm struggling with — and what I'll continue to struggle with — is cutting the proverbial social media cord.
Do I tweet while I'm on the plane or should I take that time to get some rest and hang with the kids? Do I need mobile uploads to Facebook as we're doing the tourist thing? What about blogging about my experiences with the family while I am spending some time in the fun and sun?
These are things I'd do normally, so why not while I'm on vacation?
I feel like I'm an alcoholic and I'm at an AA meeting: "Hi, my name is Don and I'm a social media geek."
I just can't cut the cord. I'm going to try my best, but it's going to take some serious discipline and of course, nudging from my wife and kids.
How does one go from total transparency to total darkness? I don't think it can be done.
How do you cut the cord?