I’ve been off the endless blue pages for three weeks now, and I can honestly say I’m not missing it. On the contrary, nowadays there is so little of what I like ie sharing with genuine friends, swapping ideas, gathering information – and so much of what I thoroughly dislike, that I’m feeling more than ever happy to be free of it. This morning I happened to look over OH’s shoulder at his Facebook profile and saw a big post saying:
Make Penelope the biggest C*** of 2018
What? What the actual? This is like playground graffitti but so much worse. I feel awful when I see something like that, and I don’t want to be feeling awful first thing in the morning – or indeed at any time of day. There’s very little you can do about those posts: reporting you to Facebook doesn’t seem to achieve anything (they’re far more concerned about removing pictures of breastfeeding and selling your data) and attempting to remonstrate with the person who posted it will only garner you a whole heap of abuse. No thank you. There’s nothing Facebook has to offer which could possibly compensate me for all the crap on there.
So now that I’ve conquered my social media addiction, what next? I managed to buy a book fairly cheaply today without going on Amazon, which was great. I’m making efforts to shop more ethically (not that I do shop, much) so I checked out other retailers – Goodreads gives you a list – and found Alibris:
which has a list of independent stockists. I managed to order a second-hand hardback copy reportedly in good condition for £3.50 including shipping.
Not bad eh?
And our Xmas tree is up too…
Could I BE more virtuous?