Hmmm. Not willing to commit to anything yet, but I shall ponder.
I love, love, LOVE this idea. What if there was some sort of culminating project to express what we learned afterward . . . I might be up for contributing (if you wanted me) and I'm way into this sort of stuff. Okay, haven't decided to do it, but I think it could be great for your sanity. I've done residencies where I've been without contact for as long as 3 weeks and it was WONDERFUL. I noticed more in the world, felt more alive. It was great.
Amy, great idea. If I can get FIVE writers (including me) to join the experiment, we can write a piece about the experience. What do you think?
I love the idea of this. I'm not 100% yet, but I wouldn't mind turning off the internet on the weekends.
I so need to do this. The net is a killer. What if....yes, I could do it. I think.
No can do. Impossible to be a social media strategist sans Internet.
Mitali,This sounds so appealing, like a retreat! But wonder how I could do research...maybe one day a week could be set aside for that.I would love to do this!Janet AlJunaidi
How about if we commit to ONE MONTH as our experiment -- June 15 - July 15, no email, social media, internet browsing, etc.? Debbie, Janet, Amy, Sarah, are any of you in? I'm eager to see what happens to my brain and heart and writing, even for one month.
Oh I'm so in! I ran a few 48 Hour Dark Experiments on my own blog last year and I desperately need to kick the habit.It's impossible to go cold turkey because I have to work through the internet and sign up for conferences etc., but I'll reduce as much as possible and maybe run some more 48 Hours.
I'm in. I can do a month. I have this growing concern over the way it's affecting my brain--I feel so fractured sometimes, jumping from book to internet and back again at increasingly faster speeds. Of course I could just be getting old, but if feels sometimes like it's altering my brain.This is a great idea! I can still compose on laptop though, right?
Yay, Debbie, yes, of course you may compose on the laptop. I'm planning on removing my browsers, and at home asking my husband to set the wireless password to something that I will not know. Sophia, that's great, so glad to have you join us. ONE MONTH! We can do it. At the end, I'll ask you to contribute a brief paragraph or two about our experiment as it relates to creativity and writing.
Yay, Yael! I'm really starting to look forward to this, and it's always fun to try an experiment in good company.
I've decided to do this during the month of June. Best wishes to the rest of you during your grid hiatus. Let me know how it goes.