Welcome back to another week of Stream of Consciousness Saturday. This is the time where I spend 5 minutes free writing. I want this to go up on Saturdays, so I’m generally writing this on Friday. Sometimes super early Saturday. Or Sunday, if that’s easier for you.
1. Set a timer for five minutes. (Or keep tabs with your computer’s clock.)
2. Write freely. Any topic. Whatever is on your mind. It doesn’t even have to be completely cohesive.
3. Tag on social media with #SOCSaturday or #SOCSunday and link up below. You have all day Saturday and Sunday to join the link up. It closes Monday morning.
4. Click around and give some comment/blog love.
We’re on track for another busy weekend. Family is in town for the boy’s birthday and we’re having a few people over on Sunday for birthday festivities. It’s a good time.
The theme this year is dinosaurs. I had high hopes for all of the Pinterest-y things I could find. I’m sure the toddler will love everything (or nothing. He just wants cake.)
I love-hate Pinterest. I love the ideas I can glean from Pinterest. I hate how competitive I feel with the whole world over whether or not something is Pinterest-worthy. Do you remember when a birthday party was just a birthday party? When was the last time you planned an event without creating a board to store all of the cool ideas available online?
I remember the early days of Pinterest, and being wait-listed until they accepted my email address as a user. (I still sign in with my email – not Facebook or Twitter.)
I remember the early days of Twitter. When all of the conversations were random and informative. I still have some informative conversations, but it isn’t quite as random. There are so many sponsored tweets and ads. Very little conversation.
When are we going to bring back the old Twitter? When it was fun to talk to our pocket friends?
My pocket friends on Twitter or so much different than my Facebook friends. Maybe it’s because my Facebook friends are generally in-real-life friends and they aren’t into Twitter? I think I can be more fun on Twitter. 140 characters to be witty.
I like it.