Ordinarily when I get stressed, I do any/all of the following:
1) Consider the time of the month and decide that I am entitled...then go back to being stressed and ******
3) Think about how stressed I am and then do #1 and/or #2.
So it's December 31...New Year's Eve. The day when people go out, drink too much, pretend to have a super great time and complain (inwardly mostly) about how they aren't really having a super great time and are drinking too much.
New Year's is also a time to make resolutions. I don't usually do this, because I usually forget what I've resolved to do after about a month; hence, the resolutions become unresolved, unfulfilled, empty promises and mute.
This year I decided to at least do something about my stress. I've already completed one task (it's okay to be jealous of me, I am pretty proud of myself) which involves Twitter. Until about ten minutes ago there was a huge imbalance between the number of people I was following and the number who were following me. This imbalance was due to the fact that I entered a number of large giveaways that (of course) I didn't win. These giveaways required me to follow a bunch of people I had no intention of following in order to complete more entries for the giveaway I didn't win. I have since unfollowed these people and now the imbalance is one I can live with...
So that's one thing off my "Really Needing To Do b/c I'm Stressed List". The rest of the list? Well, I honestly haven't even organized myself enough toactually make the list, but here are some items that should be on it because they are stressin' me out:
I lost hundreds of photos when I switched iPhones because mine could not be repaired. I suppose I didn't technically lose them, I think they're floating in a cloud somewhere, but I have to pay money to some techno-God (Apple) to get them out. I need many of these photos to write some blogs or I would say ***** it...
My iPhone switch also created a floating bunch of 800+ songs that I cannot figure out how to get back on my computer. And, yes, I've Googled it, I know it's supposed to be easy. I should probably have my 15 year old do it for me. Maybe I'll bribe him with food.
I am not happy with my Analytics and this means I have to do something about it. "Do" requires an expenditure of my energy at a time when I'd rather not expend and this is causing me stress.
I have never used Hoot Suite or Pin Hoot or any other hooty "e" thingthat is supposed to make my blogging life easier. I think it is time, but the process of setting up these things that make my life easier are always hard for me. I think I also have to pay for this.
Well, that's just the beginning for me...anything stressing you out lately?
Bonnie L. Frank
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