log off. tune in. opt out.
See how easy this is...
Replying to a message is fun!
Hi Laurie!I love this blog.
And I love YOU!
I love you
Wow they're both here and looking great Laurie Allee. I saw your tweet and these blogs are both kind of enormous so congrats on the achievement. The typewriter section is really damn cool. :)
Nice to see you here, Amy! Thanks for the kind words! And, yes, I'm kind of insane for typewriters...
I am so glad to see someone who feels like this the way I feel. I think it is very ironic that I found your tweet about this on the day I decided to leave Twitter. I had not heard of several of the social media alternatives that you mention in your section on that subject. I am really inspired by Hit Record, so thank you for pointing the way to something that really feels like a sharing with people instead of the usual stuff.
Welcome, Caroline! I think that there are more of us than we realize ... we just don't see them because they're not on social media! I hope you love Hit Record as much as I do. Let me know if you work on a collaboration!
I love this Laurie. Wow what a great idea and execution and I am all in on the idea of ridding ourselves of social media. I feel like we have all lost it when I look at facebook these days. Jan even mentioned thinking of quitting Instagram. I hope you are going to cover the resurgence of vinyl. I think you once talked about that on glimpses of south pasadena.
Hey Green Guy!I am definitely going to cover vinyl! Great to see you here and thanks for the kind words. I understand why Jan is feeling compelled to leave IG. I sound like a total curmudgeon but I felt like it was turning into a reality TV show and the more I saw of people's lives the less I actually SAW of them in my real life. I definitely like feeling like I'm spending quality time with people now instead of clicking like buttons.
Damn you are a good writer. I have enjoyed your Twitter feed because you always have something useful, funny, interesting or beautiful to offer which is a great way to use a social media platform. Well done there. Well done here.
Gene, thank you!
I came here from your board game tweet. You should write a book about all of this and really be analog about it! lolPinks on Twitter
sorry i like the internet this is stupid.
Hi Pinks! Thanks for visiting! I am actually working on a memoir about all of this... but I have no idea if anyone other than me will ever see it.
Rock on, Anonymous. May your WiFi always be high speed!
Laurie, are you going to start blogging here again soon? I've read and printed out most of the information here, and I want you to know how much it has helped me to curb my social media addiction and start thinking in terms of how screens are an affront to real life. I feel somuch better and I thank you. Please add to the site soon!
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Hi Mary!Thank you for the lovely feedback! I'm thrilled that you have found a way to curb your social media addiction. I find that the Covid-19 crisis has brought me to a new understanding of the GOOD role that tech and, yes, even some social media (I said SOME! Not a lot!) can play during times of crisis. I hope you check out my latest post. xo