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A year without social media.

Posted: 18/11/2013 at 09:43

That's tomes.

A year without social media.

Posted: 18/11/2013 at 09:42

Yes, it  is a slow way of communicating. I have been giving this a lot of thought though and realise that all "forum" style talk is to a set of people rather than an individual. Letter writing is private and intimate and aimed solely at one person. Private messaging is the same as texting and telephone and I'm not giving up the phone, so  instant communication is still there. 

I will find out if the way we write to each other  has changed with the advent of social media. On Facebook, even with privacy settings and friends you "know" I communicate in a certain, for public, way.Certain topics are never discussed, and a jokey persona is maintained. That makes it sound like I will be writing Morrissey style angst ridden tombs. I just think,theories more scope for variation in a personal letter.

From Couch to IM

Posted: 17/11/2013 at 10:27

Adam Fat Buddha has a rugby background, and his weight is not down to fat, so maybe you're fitter than you think. The running is the one that can cause injuries, so just go easier on that and put in bike and swim miles initially. IM marathons aren't fast affairs it's acceptable to run/walk.

A year without social media.

Posted: 17/11/2013 at 10:17
kittenkat wrote (see)

Mon, I've completely hijacked this thread, sorry but it's kind of funny since you're leaving social media.

Don't about it, it is the way of all threads. ( not you specifically, well you know what I mean).

Red Stripe 20th November is my first day away from social media. I am looking forward to it. So far I have 28 friends  prepared to take up the pen and write back.


A year without social media.

Posted: 14/11/2013 at 17:56

I will keep my email for work purposes, but Facebook, RW and tri talk are going. I am keeping the telephone. I don't have gas anyway, not giving up electricity, and have been known to wipe my arse with grass or snow when the need arises.

Dave thinks I won't be able to do it, which is enough of a gauntlet to make sure I do.

A year without social media.

Posted: 14/11/2013 at 17:44


Sussex Runner NLR wrote (see)

I wonder what the point of it is? Use social media or don't. It's your choice. 365 days? I went 40 years without using it. 

Exactly, you have made my point, we don't need it. aNd I think to receive a letter is a lovely thing.

A year without social media.

Posted: 14/11/2013 at 12:16

Anybody who knows me and wants to stay in touch, message me your address and I promise to  write, so far, I have 13 correspondees. I am off to buy some floral notelets and a fountain pen. Will be absent from forums, Fb etc from the 20 th november for 365 days. 

The Biggest Loser USA marathon

Posted: 13/11/2013 at 10:27

Phew that's a relief, not faster than me. I can get back to my doughnuts.

tip of the day

Posted: 13/11/2013 at 10:24
RicF wrote (see)
Colin McLaughlin wrote (see)

Er. That isn't a full-length mirror.

For those of enormous girth it is.


I do not recommend this. In order to prevent toenail damage I laced my shoes in this way which led to tendinitis across the top of my foot, hydrocortisone injections and about 3 months off.

Pirate Race Team

Posted: 09/11/2013 at 23:54

Oh and in the light of some comment from a few pages back, can I be Bellatrix Lestrange?

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