Practicing minimalism with your possessions has been a trend for the past decade, and it can be a worthy practice, as long as you use it as a means to greater efficacy outside your personal domain, rather than just an end in itself. But there’s arguably a minimalism practice that’s even more effective in achieving that greater efficacy: digital minimalism.
There are many good reasons for transitioning from social media to my own personal webspace. Like owning your own content and not being limited to a corporation website/platform to communicate with the world. Then there’s the issue of digital addiction. A phenomenon fueled by social media which is omnipresent in Western societies today. And affecting all ages. Previously this was something reserved for teens and kids. Now the blue-light screens are everywhere. How did we get here? There is a kind of mindlessness at play, so any tactics and/or inspiration for taking back the analog world is worthwhile listening to.
This one is from one of my favorite podcast shows; AoM. In this interview Cal Newport talks about decluttering your digital life. Certainly worth an hour of your time if you feel “something is not right” with your phone/SoMe addiction: