Unplugging: Explained



One can be instructed in society, one is inspired only in solitude. -Johann Goethe

I got a lot of inquires on my last post “Unplugging” in the last 24hrs and felt I need to elaborate. First of all, everything is fine. I’m fine… my family is fine… this is something I need to do. Think of this as a reboot or a refresh.

So, how is this time away from Twitter, Facebook, and all things web going to work? To clarify I’m completely unplugging… going offline… going off the grid. I cannot be completely severed but will need to still have email for my job. To prevent me from sneaking a peak or trying to interact during this time I’ve done the following:

• Deleted apps from computer and phone
• Unhooked device notification from all services
• Had someone change my passwords

How long will this last? I’m feeling a month. Could be 2, 6, 12. Who knows. I’m excited to get started reboot, refresh, and rethink things.

Appreciate all of you, your friendship, and insight. I look forward to reconnecting again soon. If you need to get a hold of me, I’m still an email away. See you soon!

Matt Knisely

Matt Knisely is an Emmy Award–winning visual storyteller, creative director, and author who loves telling stories of the extraordinary. Make sure you check out his book Framing Faith, it helps connect the seemingly unconnected, see the beauty right in front of us, and revealing how to be present in the moment.

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  1. Again I say good call. I'm not going cold turkey but I plan to pull back. Spend too much time on-line not even really interacting just trying to be funny or inspiring when I need to channel that energy to those around me. Hope to hear how it went.

  2. gotta tell ya…this made me think. i mean, i by no means am "on" more than most or rely too heavily on tech, but @ the very least your post made me re-think what i am doing telling people i just unclogged my toilet on a tweet. hope your social experiment-cause that IS what it is-goes well & that your family enjoys more daddy time. as the kids say, holla at your boy

    ryan C. Davis // Reply
  3. Dude. Yea.