Oh, and technology is letting me down. For months now my computer has been running slow, and we can’t figure out what is wrong. My techie husband has tried just about everything, but I still get the whirling Beach Ball of Death far, far too often. Today I realized that the reason I had such a huge inventory of undeleted emails is because it had been taking so long to delete them that I simply gave up from September to January. In the last few days, I’ve sucked it up and deleted over 1500 messages.
So now my computer is one more place I keep clutter. It’s one more thing to maintain. And I lose important emails in the mess of store ads, random reminders, and sneaky spam. How do people stay on top of the constant stream of email?
Now, Facebook, that’s another story. A lot of time could easily be wasted on Facebook, though so far I’ve not been sucked in completely. I do have a Facebook quandary. I’d be happy to friend more kidlitosphere blogs, but I don’t know the bloggers’ real names. I have the opposite problem with authors, where I know their names, but I don’t think that they know me. What do true Facebookers do with these situations?
If it helps, I’ll say now that if you’d like to friend me on Facebook, tell me your blog or book in your friend request and we’re good to go.
Along with the computer, the email, and Facebook, I’m learning about updating a website. It’s somewhat the same as my blog, but not the same. It also requires that I have time to burn using my crappy Apple because the updates love to stall out. At this point I must refuse to Twitter, because it would kill me.