EVENING WIN: playing Monopoly with the big kids (and Josh, who made it home just as we were starting!). Our nanny took G home just for fun and so we seized the moment to do something that is a bit more difficult with a preschooler (unless said preschooler is being entertained by a screen).
EVENING LOSS: 55 minutes of potential reading + sleep lost to Instagram. Josh put the kids to bed after we finished playing and instead of turning to my book (Homegoing — which is really really good!) I opened this #(*$#$ app. This was entirely unintentional and I’m annoyed.
I have deleted the app from my phone. I do feel like I ‘need’ to be on there to post podcast episodes on Monday & Tuesday. But maybe it’s not even worthwhile to do that?
Because truthfully, my Instagram presence isn’t even that big and I’m not willing to spend time on the app that it would take to grow it (or god forbid make a Reel, which — just no).
The podcasts have bigger audiences than the ‘gram accounts to begin with, and I’m sure only a small fraction of each podcast’s followers even see the posts. IS IT EVEN WORTH IT? I was inspired by the fact that one guest I interviewed (Megan Hyatt Miller, and she was lovely!) basically abandoned her account last fall despite the fact that she is releasing a book next month.
I know what Cal Newport would say . . .