They wing their way through the air. Hundreds upon hundreds without stop. Birds, bees, grasshoppers all swarm, and a swarm is never a good thing. A swarm drains available resources.
I love my computer and all it allows me to do. I can get an instant answer to just about any question. Feeling down and want an answer to life, the universe and everything? The computer will quickly give you the answer: 42.
Email is a wonderful feature of the computer. Email allows family and friends to contact me with news from around the globe nearly instantaneously. I would love it if I logged on to email to greetings from family and friends, with pictures attached, but that doesn’t really happen in our Facebook world.
What I get are a swarm of emails. On a normal day, a few hundred emails come my way. I feel stress! If I miss a few days, because I’m sick, visiting the grandchildren, or communing with nature off the worldwide web, the emails turn into thousands.
Once, while doing research, I clicked on Railroad Jobs (no, train engineer was not listed). I have received listings of ticket sales and loading jobs, which I hopefully have not blocked. Hot Brazilians pop up regularly, and I am told there are hundreds of these types of sites, and I just need to keep blocking them. Every store, every website that I have ever shown any interest in also sends me emails, and I unsubscribe only to get a new round the next time I actually complete some business with them. There are also the emails from my husband’s recent job search. (I have begged him to unsubscribe, but there is apparently a delay.
I’ve finally managed to turn off my Facebook notifications that had my phone whistling at me repeatedly during the day. The phone is another place I have to deal with email, as is my tablet. After spending hours just getting rid of advertisements on all my devices, I’m not even sure I want to read anything.
Which brings me to my favorite bloggers. I have found that using the reader, liking pictures and visiting blogs when I want to comment is much more expedient, and I’m even able to catch up where I’ve fallen behind with my favorites.
A recent tip was to read only five other blogs a day. Okay bloggers, what do we think of this idea. Is that five currently followed blogs, new blogs, or split between the two? How do those of you with followers in the thousands deal with your comments and those you follow?
Please give me some help here. I have been feeling overwhelmed.