(originally written December 2, 2014)
My wife bought me the first version of the TiVo DVR way back in 1999.
And part of me wants to go back to them being a blip on my radar.
But I'm not as up to speed on the autism stories of the day as many other autism bloggers out there. I get in a funk reading a few stories a day...I don't know how some of them do it, autism 24/7 without going crazy...
Or even better get off of social media altogether during your blackout...
The holiday season is a perfect time for this.
Go, take a break... I'll be here when you get back...
And me? I've got to get better about reading all this stuff that y'all send me and not letting it affect my day because I don't want you to stop sending me things.
And I've already written previously, that "I'm Different Than Most Autism Pages & Blogs. I don't like reading or talking about autism that much"
So I probably won't be breaking any autism news stories on my FB page. I try to mainly share stuff that's going on in my little house at the corner of Autism Avenue & Epilepsy Street ...my personal stories, and challenges and rantings and celebrations or little articles with advice about what might've worked for us. Y'all seem to like the more personal stuff, and I figure you're probably getting your fix on the real autism news of the day from other autism sites or blogs or FB pages you're reading...
And once in a while I'll write a post on one of the biggie autism news stories like Seinfeld, or Kelli Stapleton, or Toni Braxton. I'll mainly throw my hat in the ring and write about those when I feel like my opinion or take on things is different or unique from most of the other bloggers & voices out there.
But for the most part I'm gonna write about my autism life and leave the hard hitting stories to others.
And while I won't go on my own Autism Social Media Blackout you may find that I'm posting & blogging less this holiday season. Sometimes I need to unplug too, delete the FB app from my phone for a few weeks to force myself to be less "Autism Daddy" and more dad to Kyle and husband to wifey, ya know what I mean?
Wow, this has been a LONG, rambling post! I hope this makes sense and you get what I'm talking about.
Have a joyous holiday season and enjoy your self imposed Autism Social Media Blackout! I highly recommend it!
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