After the huge popularity of facebook , a new social platform called “whatsapp” came into play . “Whatsapp” it seems is a boon for people who want a private instant one to one connection with others .But after my fb experiences i was wary of connecting via social media .
However after some persuasion by friends i downloaded the app ,putting a formal (no nonsense ) kind of display pic .😐I started receiving and sharing posts .Gradually i found myself into groups .Using privacy settings i put ” notifications off” so that i would not be disturbed.All the same in between housework i found myself running to check whether anything new had been posted This became an obsession .
As i was connected via my home wifi ,whenever going out i felt disconnected and restless. So i got myself a data pack which enabled me freedom of reading and sharing outdoors also.
My mornings would begin with a cup of tea and the morning newspaper was replaced by my mobile whatsapp . Soon i realised that groups were addictive and taking too much space , so i bought a tablet and transferred all groups to it. Now i remainned connected with my family and children on my mobile whatsapp and gave them instructions not to send forwards and use it only for messaging purposes. I would hurriedly finish my housework, cooking and all to sit with my tablet .
Finally one day ,my husband a balanced and practical person remarked “ I think you have become addicted to whatsapp!!” At first i vehmently denied it but later realised it to be true.😑
Ultimately i decided to practice self control and took a decision not to reply or share any more forwards or posts. Now i no longer open my whatsapp groups on my tablet .Am more stable and connected to my surroundings.But on a humorous note now trying my hand at ” blogging. ” 😉
Cheers to Blogging!!