On October 4th there was a six-hour outage of Facebook and Instagram. Those six hours might as well have been 6 days because it cost them huge financial losses. It was a great day for Twitter with all the extra visitors they were getting.
Facebook and Instagram have become necessary evils for connection, communication, community, and commerce. I ask the question are there viable alternatives out there that people could migrate to? I haven’t found one that does all the things Facebook does which is to their credit in how they keep people engaged and using their platforms.
I do know people who have given it all up and are fine. They have no regrets and no fear of missing out. More power to them.
For six hours many people had to find other things to do. I think some of them enjoyed being liberated. Everyone, including me needs that sort of break from being on the ‘Book or the ‘Gram for a while.
I have been away for a couple of days and I hope all of you are doing well. Sometimes you need a break from things and that is what I did. Blogging is important to my online life and being able to create quality posts that emphasize the sacred, serious and silly stuff in life is what this blog is all about. I also admit I have not kept up with many of your posts and I feel that is part of being a good neighbor in the community of creators. I always say keep on blogging but sometimes that is hard. Now that I am back lets reconnect for the future.
I can say my blog is more successful than the previous president’s at least in the longevity and content part. Audience isn’t everything but it is kinda fun being seen by lots of people. Let’s all enjoy the success and the joy of having great blogs.
I feel as if my blogging is getting stale. Lately I haven’t been posting as much for reasons I am trying to figure out. Sometimes it feels like my depression is getting in the way. My motto is “keep on blogging” but sometimes I think I am in need of a re-fresh. I don’t find myself being very creative at the moment. Do you go through this sort of thing? Your comments are welcome.
Six years ago I registered a domain and hosting with WordPress.com planting my flag in this great blogging community. Thanks to all who have found their way here in one way or another. I appreciate your interest and curiosity. The connections I have made over the years has expanded my horizons and understanding of life in general