I suppose it’s the change in the weather – we had some rain today and it felt quite muggy – but I’ve been quite headachy today and haven’t got a lot done. I changed my bedclothes and washed the sheets and I’ve done the watering and cleaned kitchen and bathroom, but those last three are done daily, to some extent at least, so there’s nothing to be boasted about. We’ve been catching up on the week’s leftovers, so there hasn’t even been much cooking. I went into the town and bought some shoes – cheap end-of-season sandals and canvas shoes, nothing special – and mostly mooched about boringly. I’m in need of deadlines again.
I’ve been using Facebook more than ever before, simply because Hannah wanted news updates of Rupert while she was away. I’ve never really got into it, nor Twitter, though I read them both reasonably regularly, usually catching up when I’ve just woken up and am gathering myself together before getting out of bed. This is often a rather slow process, if I have the luxury of time. Quite a number of people post the same things on both, but it’s always seemed to me that they serve different purposes for me. Twitter is more what blogging was at the start, when I had a thought I quite often blogged it, sometimes quite briefly. If it had been around eight or nine years ago, I wonder if I’d have started blogging at all (I read blogs for quite a while before I started writing one).
Facebook – well, I mostly use it for Scrabble and so on, I don’t write that many posts normally. I use both to comment on others’ posts. I don’t tend to follow well-known people on Twitter, mostly people I know. There are a couple of education ones I follow, one being a fairly local Headteacher who writes quite a lot, for newspapers mostly, also on his own blog. He links to interesting articles and current topics. I followed another educationalist for a while, but he courted controversy and republished antagonistic or rude replies to his tweets and I didn’t care for it. I’ve nothing against being opinionated, but it was unpleasant, like being in a room with people who are quarrelling on a matter you’ve nothing to do with. So I unfollowed him.
Fortunately, Twitter and Facebook seem to have taken a lot of the people who used to write pretty poor blogs and most of those I look at are well worth reading – not that I search around for more blogs to read very often. I still drop on a few more though, usually through other bloggers’ comments or when someone comments here – which I suppose is because they’ve spotted one of my comments on another blog.
It’s become apparent, as I’ve been writing, that it’s all about the comments, isn’t it? So if you do read this and want to leave one, please fill in your URL if you have a blog, because I’d like to visit you in return.