One of my biggest time wasters in life is going down the black hole of the internet. I'll get on twitter and click from article to article and before I know it, an hour has gone by and I have zero to show for it.
I might as well turn it into a blog post, right?
I love how Kelli gives a weekly round-up of her life followed by some links and perhaps one day I'll adopt that format, but not today. I already posted once this week about what real life is like.
Anyway - onto the best things I've seen online this week. A few of these I've mentioned on twitter before. Are the repeats annoying to you because you already follow me and click through the links there, or are they new to you because you're not into twitter? I know everyone has twitter but I also know not everyone checks it as often as I do.
--- This free, print at home, DIY planner has the potential to be awesome. I already printed one for work since people are already asking me about 2016!
--- I'm a member of a Houston bloggers facebook group and I posed the question a few weeks ago about if anyone still liked to read personal blogs (ya know, more like "here's what I'm doing lately" and less clothes/recipes/niche content). Very few people responded in the affirmative and those who did have failed to stop by here and make themselves known. I find it discouraging, but whatever. Anyway, my friend Bre tweeted this link the other day and I had to retweet because it's everything I feel about blogging and being on the internet, period. I'm not a brand, I'm a person, and all I can do is write about my life and the way I experience it.
--- Hey, Ladies is the funniest thing I have read in a long time. If you like satire and think that millennials are crazy, then you need to read this. I haven't read every entry - I'm savoring them instead.
--- When I first started getting into the big world of blogging, I saw this SMD person who seemed to comment everywhere on everything and actually say something, like she actually read and considered each post. So of course I started reading her blog and basically as I got to know her, I decided I want to be her when I "grow up" (um, she's only a few years older than me) because she just gets things done and is so secure and confident in her choices that I'm always left feeling that I need to be more like that. She's currently hosting a giveaway for $50 to the non-profit of your choice that you should go enter.
--- I listen to the same music over and over and tend to stick largely with the things I liked in high school (and to think, I mocked my parents my entire childhood for doing the same thing). When I want some variety, I click on the Discover Weekly feature on Spotify. It takes what I already listen to and suggests new things. Then I can click on the artist's name and listen to more by them or whatever. Despite that cool feature, I spent all of yesterday afternoon listening to the Win a Date with Tad Hamilton! soundtrack that I fell in love with in college. It's the musical equivalent of comfort food for me.
Not much planned for this weekend - I need to do some fall shopping and I'll definitely catch a little bit of the Little League World Series. The manager of the team from Texas - the guy with the dreadlocks - is a professor at the school I work at (and we're a small school so it's not like I've never spoken to him before) and one of the other dads on the team has actually approached us about another project so it's cool to see people I've worked with on TV. Go Southwest!