Thursday, August 1, 2019

Towards a life less digitally saturated...

Disconnect to reconnect

by Laurie Allee

Welcome to Life Analog
A simple blog for living IRL


Log off.  Tune in.  Opt out.

Maybe you've felt it too: that weird, sinking feeling that something is now missing.  Despite the constant connectivity, the app for everything, the Prime Same Day delivery, the likes, the swipes... something is gone.

There's a feeling kind of like what you get at the end of a long, drunken party.  Sure, it's been fun.  It's been rowdy and wild and exciting.  But we've all had a bit too much, and our heads are swimming.  People are showing off and picking fights and throwing up.  At this point it would be really nice to get away from all the chaos, sleep it off, and wake up to something a little more grounded.

If you're nodding right now, then stick around.  Life Analog is my place to piece together a more truly connected life than the one I can get checking Twitter.  Join me as I try to find the tangible in a world that is becoming more and more virtual.

Explore the tabs and links for help with digital addiction, smartphone overload and the inevitable social media hangover.  Look around for inspiration and validation from a weary but hopeful fellow traveler.

I'm not suggesting we completely abandon the digital party.  But let's go back and find the analog treasures we lost there.  Let's step out from behind the screen.

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