You might be wondering why I stopped posting updates on social networks. In case you are curious, here’s why.

People use updates on various social networks for different reasons. Sometimes we want people to ask us about what we posted. Sometimes we want people see how good/bad we have it. Sometimes we just want the attention. Sometimes we want to show that we are better than others for whatever reason.

I got to a point where I was using my status updates for very few things:

  1. Posting workouts that I have done… nobody cares. I blog them. If you really want to see them, read my blog. I blog them mostly for me so that I can easily search them and compare results with previous attempts. I know they are pretty much meaningless for most people. I know you don’t care about how I felt during a workout.
  2. Posting food that I have cooked. Again, whatever, nobody cares. There’s no point in bragging about what a great cook I am =) other than self glorification.
  3. Posting complaints. I would say that the majority of my twitter updates are me complaining about something and looking for attention or people to commiserate with those updates.

Often times, my updates are about shit that just doesn’t matter to people, so why bother? In other cases, it’s me having a negative outlet for stuff that I really shouldn’t be making public and being negative about. Aside from all of that, I don’t need people’s opinions and arguments on statuses that I post. There are people who’s opinions I care about and when I need them, I ask for them.

If I post a link about the paleo diet, vaccinations, a dietary supplement, something about grains, etc, in most cases, I don’t care about your thoughts/response to it. I am just putting it out there for the people that might want to read it. I don’t need to have a fucking debate with you people about this shit. You live your life and I’ll live mine. I don’t have the time and I’m already too stressed out to worry about who’s offended by me saying that “grains are bad” or that “if you eat meat, you’re actually NOT a vegetarian”.

So, in light of all of that, I decided to take break from it for a while. I am sure at some point, I will post updates again, but for the time being, I am done with letting everyone know what I am doing every 10 minutes so that they can review, judge, and comment.


2 thoughts on “FaceBook/Twitter/MySpace

  1. Patty

    I read your blog, along with Ryon’s and Cindy’s, back when they posted. I like to be inspired, and seeing other folks doing what I’m attempting to do helps with motivation. Reading about a friend getting excited about watching a TV show isn’t inspiring or motivational. Reading about you hitting new highs for your deadlift or struggling with sprints; now THAT’s motivational. I’ve tried new things based on what you & Ryon posted, like gently moving family members toward paleo, Crossfit training which I’ve been doing for a year now.

    So please, at least keep the blog going. And congratulations on the baby.

    1. Bryan

      Thanks Pat. I will keep the blog going. As I said, I use it mostly for me to track my workouts and compare. I just got really tired letting everyone know what was happening every 10 minutes.


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