Question Of The Day – Social Media Break and Blogging


When you take a social media break do you include your blog as a part of that time away? I am contemplating some sort of break soon and want to know what you think. Your input is appreciated.

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Tony "T-Bird" Burgess

Hi there, my name is Tony Burgess from Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA. I am a believer, bleeding-heart, idealist and blogger. I'm married to Laura and Cody is our dog. Daily I work for a blood bank. My blog is where I chronicle and curate the sacred, serious and silly things in my life. I am a member of The Episcopal Church. Thank you for connecting with me. Grace, peace, and love!

10 thoughts on “Question Of The Day – Social Media Break and Blogging”

  1. I’ve never really taken a break from social media. It was always a part of my last job when I was working it, and since starting this blog, I’ve never wanted a break. Guess I’m not really much help in this department. lol

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  2. Hello Tony. I also have never taken a media break. When I can not be at my computers I have a phone and tablets to keep me connected. For trips I take my laptop. I simply remain connected and updated at all times, even on trips. Hugs


  3. I think it can be healthy to take a break even if a small one. I find most times I naturally take a break though if I am traveling or spending more time with family. And honestly when I come back to social media it typically does not seem like I missed much 🤷‍♀️


  4. It depends on you and why you’re taking a break. If you just need a break from the general social media atmosphere, then maybe you can still blog if you want. If you need a break from the hobbies in general or to deal with something in your life, the pausing blogging sounds fine.
    Personally, I’ve never taken a break from social media or blogging, but I think if I ever chose to/needed to, I would have a blog post or few drafted and ready to be posted when or if I needed them.
    At the end of the day, it’s about you, and you can’t worry too much about what others will think.

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  5. Yes, I think of blogs as social media. I’ve needed a break, so haven’t been blogging nearly as much as before. I think it’s good to give yourself time away from social media for a bit. Nothing wrong with that!

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  6. I’m only on Word Press and Twitter, and I mainly use Twitter to tweet links to other blogs. So, when I take a break it’s from both.

    My breaks in the past weren’t long — maybe a week. I follow more than 200 blogs and receive email notifications. When returning from break, I then need another break just to have time to go through and delete the email notifications. 🙂


  7. I view blogging a bit different from other forms of social media, but I think it depends on how you are interacting with your blog. For example, when I am taking a break, it’s usually because I need a break from the INPUT associated (other peoples’ posts, comments, likes, newsfeeds, etc). During that time, I won’t post to my general social media feeds (twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram, etc), but I would still post blogs (I just wouldn’t read the comments or read others’ blogs during the break itself). Essentially, during the break, I treat my blog more like a one-way journal. 🙂

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  8. I just did a post on this. It’s weird how we have to now take breaks from something that wasn’t a part of our lives to begin with, but is now integral because we let it. Ugh.

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  9. Not on Facebook, but until about a week ago I was on Diaspora (forget it, it’s a digital ghetto) and Mastodon (same). Dumping them has already improved my attitude and helps me keep my mind on my job and schoolwork and church. My blog – such as it is – is my only online “social” network. The rest is forums I have joined on subjects that interest me. Far better for me than all that drama and unfiltered noise.

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