We've had almost three weeks with the most minimal of internet -- the usual we're-out-of-data slowdown brought on by the set-up of two new computers and all of the updating of software that it entails. They were a long-promised gift (and on the approved spending list), to girl-child for making it through a particularly challenging, month-long therapy program and to myself, for well....committing to a regular writing practice, among other things. Both of our previous machines were in the last throes of life and so it seemed a good time to replace them.
The slowdown meant only the most basic of functions -- checking email and whatnot.
I hate to repeat myself, but it was bloody marvelous.
I feel thoroughly 'over' social media, and it's no longer a thing in which I will ever seriously engage. I haven't missed it at all and happily accept what limitations that not participating will incur.
As I said in my last Instagram post, it is what it is and I am what I am and that's all there is to it. There need be no apologies made on either side of the argument.
Is there a future in blogging?
I don't much care.
I'm beavering away at my current novel, the end is in sight,(well, the end of the first draft anyway) but I'm honestly not looking any further ahead than the words materializing in front of me on any given day.
I've a lot more to say on the subject, on what I've been up to in my digital absence, but that can wait for another day. I'm going to carry on with my online sabbatical for the remainder of the month, but I wanted to pop my head up and say 'hello' and 'I hope you're well'.
See you in September...perhaps by then I'll have sorted out how to get the photos off my camera and onto this wretched computer. :)