Found this on Instagram as I was deleting the app from my phone:
So much has been going on since my last post, and every time I sit down to write, you know what stops me? SEO. Thinking that I need to write the perfect subject line for SEO. I don’t know about y’all, but it is, as she says, exhausting.
Also, really? Doctor branding?? Just help me feel better, gorramit!!
So simple things first:
Twitter. Still using it, but a bit less because the news is so overwhelming and I’m in complete despair about the direction our country is taking. It was mentioned by a coworker that every single healer he knew has been sick since last year in one way or another. I hear that. Bronchitis twice, abscessed tooth that caused my face to swell up like a grapefruit, and the kicker…I have fibromyalgia.
Yep. I’m a spoonie. And let me tell you: finding out that I have fibro explained SO much that I thought was simply attributed to stress, age, and other things. It’s both a relief and well, it’s fibro. Not much to do about it. Add in my tremors, and medication isn’t really an option. When your mom, who has been sick for 30 years, tells you, “Wow, you’re really fucked up!”, you know shit has done hit the fan. 😉
As a result of being sick so often, I was let go from my job the day before my birthday. *heavy sigh* It was a relief on one hand, because I was causing so much annoyance and disruption by missing days, and on the other hand, well, there went my income. Unemployment is…we won’t even talk about it. I do enjoy being able to pace myself as the day goes on, and I take a lot more “reading breaks”…aka sitting in the sun for hours with a good book…than I was able to before. It’s helping.
It also means I have more time to do lightwork, so that makes me happy. BTW, did you notice that I changed the look of the blog? I think it’s a bit more device-friendly now.
Instagram. Well, after FB’s latest shitstorm, I removed the app from my phone (because that means all the data they’ve already mined will disappear, right? Yeah, I know…nothing like shutting the barn door AFTER the horses have escaped), but I’ve kept the account for those who only use Instagram and no other platform. I just log in from the desktop.
Tumblr. Giving it another whirl, and so far, I like it. I couldn’t use “This Hobbit’s Life” as the username, so I went with the one I chose for Twitter. A little continuity there. The cool thing about Tumblr is that it seems to be a creative space, lots of authors and artists (and witches…oh my goodness, the number of witches!), and three of my favorite authors are there – Neil Gaiman, N. K. Jemisin, and Claudia Wair (you haven’t heard of my dear friend Claudia? You will!). I’m sure there are more, but I haven’t come across them yet.
—oh, wait, I just went to copy Claudia’s link, and she’s not on Tumblr now. Here’s her website. Keep your eye on her! You can follow her on Twitter, and Instagram, and sign up for her newsletter!
I’m planning to use Tumblr as most use Instagram, mixed in with tweet-like posts. It’s fun! I don’t think I’m going to send these posts there, though. I haven’t decided if I find that annoying or not. I only have 9 followers there, so it may help get me more, but we’ll see.
All in all, I think that’s everything since last I wrote. I hope everyone is well – I’ve been bad about checking in to WP and reading blogs of late.
©Pip Miller – March 2018