Over the past year I have made a conscious effort to de-clutter my life I periodically do this –go through my closet and look at the things I have not worn since I bought them quite dispassionately say “you’re outta here” and get them off to a thrift store . Same with books, tools ,things I’ve inherited but have no room or taste for. But this year it has been about curbing the habit of accumulating things I don’t need or have the time for.
So the week 4 challenge was approached with that attitude.
I confess to a jaundiced view of Twitter. I’ve seen too many self absorbed statements from some hyped up reality star being treated as hard news.
As I said in response to watching the Twitter in Plain English video. I do not believe that life is what happens between blogs and that that is the reason you should Twitter. Life is what happens when you’re not constantly writing about it .
Life needs it sweet mysteries. Life needs surprise . I do not feel the need to be a 24 hour news cycle of myself.
But launching my opinions about Twitter without trying it would be wrong so I signed up . I’m rossdouglas2u if anyone is interested and right now I ‘m patting my 3 legged cat named Mama.
I share pictures on Facebook- I don’t have thousands of pictures so Flickr’ is not yet something I need. And most of the pictures are not of me –Mama features prominently.
I’m more drawn to the music sharing areas –so this week I created a Facebook band site and put some stuff up on Music Alley. I now for some reason have two Facebook band sites and have not yet figured how to delete one of them so my technical brilliance continues.
When I get around to employing it I think the widget idea is a great one –updating everything in one fell swoop is very appealing.
But the fact is – I don’t have the time to make effective use of all this stuff.
To pursue all of it right now would be to create a clutter of things I may never get to.
So I’m picking one or two apples off the tree and leaving the others to bonk me on the head when I can make the best use of them.
I’m recording some new songs right now and that’s exciting – working with new musicians, crafting tunes. I’ll be sharing them in due course -in fact, if you’re reading this-send me your email address and I’ll send you a new tune.
And since I mentioned her a couple of times –Here’s a link to Mama