603rd Friday Blog Roundup
I’m not going to play Pokémon Go. It sounds like something I would play, but I’m just… not feeling it. Maybe I’m in a video game cocooning moment right now, maybe I don’t love the idea of anything that makes me turn on location services on my phone, maybe I just don’t like the art. I don’t know what it is, only that I am not going to play it.
But it sort of feels like I’m hanging out at the dog park without a dog every time I surf the Internet right now. Every other headline is for Pokémon.
Stop procrastinating. Go make your backups. Don’t have regrets.
Seriously. Stop what you’re doing for a moment. It will take you fifteen minutes, tops. But you will have peace of mind for days and days. It’s the gift to yourself that keeps on giving.
As always, add any new thoughts to the Friday Backup post and peruse new comments in order to find out about methods, plug-ins, and devices that help you quickly back up your data and accounts.
And now the blogs…
But first, second helpings of the posts that appeared in the open comment thread last week. In order to read the description before clicking over, please return to the open thread:
- “#MicroblogMondays: Calm Space” (Searching for Our Silver Lining)
- “That Was the Plan” (The OCD Infertile)
Okay, now my choices this week.
River Run Dry has a post about the computer version of your life that sort of blew my little mind. Because we all peek at people’s walls on Facebook… but I guess I never thought about how people peek at mine. I don’t know how I missed that idea, but I sort of only thought about that peeking flowing one way. She asks a great question: “If she was looking at MY page right now, what story would she read?” Go over and read the whole post and discuss.
Torthúil has a post about returning to the fertility clinic. I love this attitude: “A meeting is the place to start, and putting it off wasn’t accomplishing anything.” I think I like this post because it is just a slice of life: the logistics of assisted family building and the ducks you need to line up in a row. Plus, the crocheted eggs are pretty much the cutest things I’ve seen all week, and I totally want to play with them.
Lastly, A+ Effort did an informal examination of race and social media, noting which status updates got the biggest response. A picture from her daughter’s party: 150 likes! A really great piece on white privilege… 10. She ends her post with a simple request: “My words aren’t that important right now. If you don’t already, do me a favor, go read something from a person of color.”
The roundup to the Roundup: No Pokémon for me. Your weekly backup nudge. And lots of great posts to read. So what did you find this week? Please use a permalink to the blog post (written between July 8th and July 15th) and not the blog’s main url. Not understanding why I’m asking you what you found this week? Read the original open thread post here.