What I got from both was a sense of slowing down – when we are on the web it is easy to imagine ourselves in a space of speed, rather than still having the chance to make choices. A digital sabbatical is a choice. Choosing your own language – your own speed – is a choice. The language used and the feelings it brings shows that it can impact through to your reader. It’s still made me act – indeed, I am here and writing a post. It’s also made me
- Thoughtful and Reflective. Bringing together what I hear on the web with my own concept of “Being your Best Self Online”.
- Slow. Slowing down the speed of my “doing” and even my typing.
- Wondering where a digital sabbatical would show up in my life, when what I do is work with businesses on social media. Hmm. It’s about doing it differently – in a way that works.
In fact from my survey of people about concerns – this is what I hear. I hear concerns about too much time online. About wasted opportunities. About lost connections and talking for the sake of it. Better than to say less, but give more value? What do you think?