“The pirates codes are more like guide lines than actual rules.” – Pirates of the Caribbean
I’m going to continue to remind myself of this quote through out my journey/autoethnography. I came to the decision yesterday that I wanted to start Slowing It Down in terms of cutting back from not only social media, but also many forms of technology. As much as I would have liked to drop everything cold turkey and start on my journey, I knew I had to set “Guide Lines” for this autoethnography. Since I work and have various commitments that requires me to stay connected and available in different mediums, I have to make some exceptions. Here’s what I’ve got so far:
- I may use various forms of technology to complete my various tasks and to follow up on my commitments. In doing so, I must only use what I need to complete my tasks.
- I will use my phone only for calls. Since I do not have a land line I can not totally turn off my phone. I will remain fully accessible only to a hand full of people.
- I will only use my computer for work related and commitment related tasks.
- I will only use my iPad for reading. Unfortunately a lot of my books are in storage and I have about the same amount of books on my iPad.
- I will use my vehicle only for emergencies and Church. The bus system in Charleston doesn’t run that late or close to church.
- I will only post updates via my blog here on wordpress.
I was going to do daily vlogs of my progress and blindly post them unedited but after much consideration and insight from a friend I have decided that this form work be more suitable for what I am trying to do. Over all, I still would like to take it further but must consider my situation first. I may start this journey later this week or the beginning of next week. I will let you know though when I do.
If you have any more insight on this or suggestions if I am missing anything please let me know.
Thank you everyone for all your support!
“For with God, nothing is impossible.” Luke 1:37