The pansies have really perked up since the weather cooled off. I just love all their pretty colors.
I'm trying to get laundry done and just had the dogs groomed. Trying to make sure everything is ready for my surgery at 7 a.m. tomorrow.
I've mopped and cleaned and bought groceries and even already have my pain meds ready for when I get home. I like to be prepared.
I'll post something as soon as I'm aware enough and can think. Might be tomorrow. Might be a day or two.
Me and the pupsters are ready for some rest. I have books ready to read. I've scooted a rolling table up next to my bed so I can eat and get to my laptop and all that stuff.
I was going to buy some magazines. But have you seen the prices on those things lately? Even People magazine is $5 now. Hard to spend money on magazines when Pinterest is free.
I've been hearing some hullabulloo about people being upset with not just Facebook for changing their policies, which I know nothing about since I don't really use it.
But now the anger spotlight is focused on Pinterest. Seems the people in charge are now choosing what we view. Instead of the way it was.
Why do they have to mess with a good thing? Money, I guess. It always comes down to money and greed.
You know what I think? I think we should boycott social media entirely. I know some bloggers think we live and die by social media, but I don't agree.
I use Pinterest for pleasure, so I'm not much affected by changes made to all the social media sites. But they have you by the throat if you're spending your day promoting, promoting, promoting on their sites. They can change the rules any time they like. And you're forced to go along. You don't get a choice.
I really think it might send a message to just stay off social media, concentrate on your blog and the content there. Think how much more time you'd have!
In the olden days, six or so years ago, we didn't use social media much. We wrote our blogs and visited one another and enjoyed blog parties. We were friends and we cheered one another on.
And then suddenly a new league of bloggers came along and it all changed. It was all about sponsors and ambassadorships and climbing up the blog world ladder.
We didn't step all over one another trying to get ahead. We just did our own thing and made blogging friends all over the world and it was a grand old time. We commented on one another's blogs and it was a pretty level playing field.
Do any of you remember those days?
While I'm on this topic, have you gotten any comments on your posts by any of the so-called "big bloggers" lately? I haven't, so I've stopped visiting them. Occasionally they would drop me an email to thank me for my comment. What the hell is that about?
Who the heck do they think helped them get where they are? That they become so haughty that they expect you to comment, but they're not going to bother visiting your blog.
Well, go jump in the lake, is what I say. I'll boycott them too while I'm at it.
I refuse to be a "social media whore" and I refuse to cater to the "big bloggers" who've decided the world now revolves around their needs. I'm just flat fed up.
What do you guys think?
I believe you can make money blogging and not be what I've seen termed as "a social media whore." (Not my phrase, someone else's.)
Well, they're not going to have me by the ying-yang. That's not how I blog and I don't intend to change.
Food for thought.
See ya after surgery.