For the month of September I pledge to limit my media consumption. This means no Twitter, Google+, Path, Tumblr, Hacker News, Popurls , Intigi or Zite. It means no Apple blogs. It means no football podcasts or watching MOTD. I am limiting myself to 1 of each of the following sources:
- 1 Non-fiction book at a time
- 1 Fiction book at a time
- 1 Social network for interaction (App.net)
- 1 Podcast per week (The Incomparable, approx. 1hr)
- The occasional movie
My goal is to throttle my media consumption to:
- Find out what media sources are truly valuable to me; and
- Gain more time to think.
The result will hopefully be more blogging of original material.
One caveat I reserve is to check mentions from social networks. I do not have comments on my blog and garner reactions from my posts on Twitter and Google+. I get notified when I am mentioned and I pledge to only check these mentions, and not to wander down the ratholes of other people’s conversations.