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Week 4 Topic - DIGITAL DETOX

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Week 4 Topic - DIGITAL DETOX

Postby Deb Porter » Thu Apr 24, 2014 9:54 pm

Welcome back, Challengeers. A big "well done" to all those who rose to the "First World Problem" Challenge last week. One of the biggest first world problems is tech overload. So many gadgets . . . so much instant communication. It's the reason for the Week 4 Challenge topic:


DIGITAL DETOX
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Clarify the topic here: http://bit.ly/1jIaWhj

I actually know of at least one FaithWriters friend who takes a digital detox once a week. Basically, it's taking a break (for a period of time--day, week, month, etc) from all the tech gadgets and gizmos in our life (smart phones, tablets, computers and so on) to get back into real life.

It's an easy thing to say, and probably a fairly easy thing to write about. However, doing it can be really, really hard (particularly if you work online).

Anyway, in keeping with the fun video I shared last week, here's a cute one for Digital Detox

5 Steps to a Digital Detox

My favorite is the "if all else fails" option (which is why I have a little teddy bear in my office). :lol:

Anyway, don't you go having your DIGITAL DETOX this week. Okay? Unless you do it nice and early and use it to think about the topic. Have fun with the topic and jump into the Challenge.

As always, you don’t need to use the phrase “digital detox” in your entry. However, you do need to show the meaning through your story/poem/article.

Most important thing, as always, is to have fun. Let your creativity flow (heck, even scribble notes with a pen and paper ... the old school, non-tech/digital way) and enjoy yourself. Experiment. Try new things. Try old things. Relax and don't stress over it.

Enjoy the creative process and feel free to chat about the topic here.

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Re: Week 4 Topic - DIGITAL DETOX

Postby grandmalovesbabies » Thu Apr 24, 2014 10:34 pm

Timely topic for me...I've been "fasting" Facebook for the month of April which is much easier said than done. On the other hand, it's probably why I'm actually finding the time to write for the first time in a couple years. Yikes!
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Re: Week 4 Topic - DIGITAL DETOX

Postby Deb Porter » Thu Apr 24, 2014 10:44 pm

Well done, Lollie. :bow

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Re: Week 4 Topic - DIGITAL DETOX

Postby itsjoanne » Fri Apr 25, 2014 12:12 pm

Hehe - guess what I was doing yesterday, Deb? ;)

And my brain is TOTALLY hopping with ideas. You might have actually talked me into an entry this week! (and I should probably tell you that though I've been "digitally detoxing" regularly - currently every other week - I had never heard the term before today.) It hasn't been quite two years since I last entered. Here's hoping! (and DEFINITELY looking forward to reading entries on this topic!!)

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Re: Week 4 Topic - DIGITAL DETOX

Postby Deb Porter » Sat Apr 26, 2014 3:29 am

LOL Jo. You were the friend I referred to (although I thought you did it every week). :lol:

Hope you do get an entry in. It would be great to see you back in the Challenge again.

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Re: Week 4 Topic - DIGITAL DETOX

Postby itsjoanne » Sat Apr 26, 2014 8:29 am

Thought I might have been who you were referring to - and you give me WAY too much credit. Once a week would be...well...looney. :redface2

And about an entry? Chances are good :superhappy

Deb Porter wrote:LOL Jo. You were the friend I referred to (although I thought you did it every week). :lol:

Hope you do get an entry in. It would be great to see you back in the Challenge again.

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Re: Week 4 Topic - DIGITAL DETOX

Postby itsjoanne » Mon Apr 28, 2014 11:17 am

AAAAANNNDDD... I'm in :) :superhappy

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Re: Week 4 Topic - DIGITAL DETOX

Postby grandmalovesbabies » Wed Apr 30, 2014 6:22 pm

Gasp. I'm in but for some reason it was a lot harder than I thought. :shock: Thinking outside the box can be exhausting sometimes (at least I hope it's outside the box).
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