A friend recently asked me why I wasn't on Snapchat. She was shocked I wasn't on board the Snapchat train, since almost everyone she knew was Snappin and I wasn't some Luddite, was I?
No, far from it, but the days of adopting every new social network and technology are behind me. I tried Snapchat for a couple weeks and it didn't appeal to me; same with Bluetooth headsets, Pokemon Go, video games post-2010, tablets.
I'll take my Twitter and Instagram any day, but I won't be Vining anytime soon, nor will I get on the livestream trend just because everyone else is doing it.
Part of being a balanced person is knowing what works for you, what doesn't. We can't do everything. Such a strategy spreads us thin, and do we really have the mental energy to devote to everything we try? Definitely not. Instead we give passing attention to that new gadget, that hyped app...but if you're just following the herd, you'll end up more disappointed than enchanted if your heart isn't into it.
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