Anyone else glad that it’s Monday? Only me?
Probably, but honestly I am so glad that this weekend is over. My brain can finally rest and maybe, just maybe, I’ll be able to sleep again 😉
Discussing: Ever since the #CTMeetUp I’ve had this whole “following” issue stuck in my head. Here’s what I am struggling with: Why would you follow someone on Instagram or Facebook but never engage with the content they put up (with either a like or a comment)? No really, I’m asking! Do you do that? Someone on Twitter said that it’s a hate follow, that they follow you just to see what you’re doing and then hate you for it. That’s weird man. Also, does that then mean more than half my Instagram followers actually hate me?! That’s kind of terrifying! I follow people and I make sure that at the very least I like their pictures that resonate with me, if I don’t ever like any of their pictures I stop following them.
Anyway, the thought process now is to then forcibly remove those followers so that you only keep an “engaged” audience. Do you care about that as a reader of this blog? Probably not, but would you be upset with me if I removed you from following me on Instagram because you’ve never, ever liked or commented?
No really, I’m really asking these questions, can you indulge me in your answers in the comments?
Excited About: I know that this is probably a really lame thing to get excited about, but you know, it is what it is. I’ve decided that it’s high time that I start a little newsletter. Now wait, before you want to put my head on a pike, let’s just chat about this quickly shall we?
I think that the most important thing to clarify here is that I WILL NOT SPAM YOU! You guys, I know what it’s like to open your inbox and see 53825 emails sitting there waiting to be read. Even worse when 2343 of them are from that one newsletter that you signed up for that one time you had to much wine on a Saturday night and now they send you a new mail every time they go to the toilet. I am not that person. I promise. If I ever become that person you have my full permission to slap me across the face.
So, now that that’s out the way, if you want to support my little blog and also want to be the first to know about new things or exclusive deals to 3 Kids, 2 Dogs and 1 Old House readers (man, I need to get a cool abbreviated term for the blog – 321? That’s just lame.), then please take 2 seconds to sign up here.
Accepting: That there is only so much that I can do at a time. I need to start saying no when I know that I don’t have the time or mental capacity for it. But why is saying no so freaking hard?!
Appreciating: Everyone that came out to the #CTMeetUp and made it so much fun! Especially Ruan and Sam for their amazing talks and for the kick in the ass to pull myself towards myself and start doing things properly. I know a lot of people had some FOMO about missing out, so if that’s you and you want to be at the next one, make sure that you have a blog and then sign up HERE for that newsletter. I’m ALL about newsletters today sorry!
Also for those that aren’t bloggers but want to get your hands on a goody bag anyway, keep your eyes on the blog and other social media channels for a couple that I’ll be giving away in the next few days.
Feeling: Exhausted. Knox is still struggling with the after effects of his RSV and so I only got to sleep at 2pm last night. Granted he only coughed like a chain smoker until around 11.30, but I just couldn’t switch my brain off. I guess trawling snapchat didn’t help either – oh well.
Reading: My first ever Agatha Christie novel. I struggled through the first couple of chapters, but I think that’s just because my brain stopped working due to over thinking everything. Someone just died and now I can’t wait to figure out who it is!
Watching: We just got Netflix! I know right?! Why the heck did we wait so long? I can’t tell you, but I am so glad that we finally did it. Daredevil S2 is amazing so far! (We only watched the first episode, but still). We found some really cool shows for the kids, so basically everyone is happy and we may never leave the house for the whole of Winter.
Re-discovering: Snapchat. I lost my love for this app a while ago because my battery and data suffered, but I’m back – battery life be damned. It really is so much fun, even if it’s just for the filters. I mean who doesn’t want to look like Russel Brand?!