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 DETOXhttp://www.faithwriters.com/writing-challenge-intro.php
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 Detox5 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).
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.