Questions about apps: Reddit

I have a question: who uses Reddit regularly? I noticed you can sign in with your google account, so I did. I have only dabbled in reddit occasionally in the past half year or so and find it a little…cluttered? Opinionated without much fact-checking? Trendy? Something like that… I can’t quite describe it accurately. I don’t know if I’m interested enough in using this app as a go-to source. Should I? Or not? Definition Reddit describes itself as the front page of the internet. Wikipedia has a longer, wordier definition and describes reddit as a social news aggregation, web content … Continue reading Questions about apps: Reddit

Waiting, a(nother) selfie, three 3s and a birthday message

Earlier today, I was still waiting for my neck brace which was supposed to be delivered yesterday. Did they run out of boxes at Amazon? More likely people…I heard there are more covid outbreaks all over the GTA (Greater Toronto Area).

This virus isn’t going away anytime soon, is it…

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How best to hook a reader

You know how they say you need a great first lead-in line to hook your reader? Never have I ever felt more hooked on reading this story thread than with this guy on twitter. I didn’t even need to read the whole sentence, just the first part, and I was in.

The story thread he posted to twitter had me spitting coffee (actually, wine, because I read it last night, but again this morning and the spitting prevailed).

I realize not everyone is like this, in Texas or anywhere else in the deep South. BUT, this sort of scenario was briefly touched on in the Walking Dead, or maybe the spin off…I can’t remember. And then the toilet paper fiasco happened to all of us less than a year ago which wasn’t weather related but did give us an unflattering glimpse into the state of humanity these days… 🙄

Weather has its own narrative, doesn’t it. For places that are not used to snow and cold weather, or who do not have reliable infrastructure (and politicians who run them) to turn to, well, this scenario in the twitter thread is quite telling.

But don’t believe me. Read for yourself. And for those of you who are shivering in Texas right now…hang in there. Someone I know in the Austin area told me warmer weather is right around the corner. ❤

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About those drafts (you asked, I answered) (sorry not sorry)

It appears that most of you are fascinated by my draft folder I mentioned in yesterday’s post. The one that contains 557 unfinished thoughts, as someone put it.

I don’t know if I’m the weirdo, or you guys are! 😂

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You choose, I respond

Full disclosure: Just because I’m not publishing on my blog here doesn’t mean I’m not writing (blogging).

I pondered earlier today if I should revitalize a draft I’ve started and post it, maybe pre-schedule it to post tomorrow or another day, since life has gotten in the way of my blogging routine. But then, I saw this: Continue reading “You choose, I respond”

November: the month of taking stock

So it’s November. How utterly exciting. Plus the Timekeeper Gods have awarded us with an extra hour today, which just depresses me more, so let’s turn this misery around immediately.

How, you ask?

Well, let’s see…

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Writer of words is talking words again (2 videos)

One way to try and overcome writer’s block is to talk to people. But I didn’t want to talk to the people who are here in this house (trust me, we’ve been together for seven covid-months and I have nothing left to say that hasn’t already been said a million times) so I chose to talk to you instead. 🙂

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WordPress shenanigans

This morning, I received a couple of emails, one from the USA and one from Belgium. USA was thanking me for following him. I responded “I thought I was following you all along, I don’t know why I was unfollowed”. I wondered why I wasn’t seeing his art in my feed, so I went to the blog and it said ‘follow’ instead of ‘following”. Weird. This isn’t the first time this has happened to me, I was unfollowed a couple of other bloggers in recent times, including ashleyleia. (Why? I don’t get it…) Belgium wanted to know if something was … Continue reading WordPress shenanigans

Need to know 4 – writing cabin

Missed the first questions? Click here: Need to know 1 – happiness Need to know 2 – chores Need to know 3 – relationships You were given a month away in a cabin to work on writing undisturbed. Question a) Is the desired cabin in the mountains, on a lake, in a forest or on a beach? Question b) Who would you like to have with you as your writing companion? Me: WELL. I think I would like a cabin in all of those locations, but if I had to pack up and leave today I’d pick a beach. I’m … Continue reading Need to know 4 – writing cabin