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669th Friday Blog Roundup

This week I went into my settings to discover what Facebook knows about me.  90% of it is wrong.  I really felt like I was being trolled by Facebook; like it was showing me wrong information to tease me.  But it did figure out that I like video games.  I do.  I like video games very very very much.

Which is why it has hurt my heart that I’ve been playing fewer video games over the last few months.  I took on too many work contracts, which is excellent for our budget and terrible for my video game time.  I’m trying to be a grown up about it, but it’s hard because I’m not very mature.

Mostly I’m saving up all of my energy and video gaming time for Wizards Unite.  I refused to play Pokemon Go because I hated their terms of service, but I’m totally willing to hand over all my personal information to pretend to be a wizard.  I am so excited for this game.  Are you going to play?


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:

  • None… sniff.

Okay, now my choices this week.

Baby Smiling in Back Seat has a post about being too scared to speak up about her infertility in the past.  She writes, “An opportunity had presented itself to educate a large group of people about infertility. The whys, the hows, the whos, all of it. A topic I knew better than almost any other. But it was too raw for me and I didn’t.”  There is more to this story than contained in the post, but it’s still food for thought: about expiration dates for talking about infertility (is there one?) and the topics we find we can’t speak about despite being experts due to life experience.

I adore The Road Less Travelled’s post about what she has learned from 10 years of blogging, which also inversely contains thoughts on getting through 10 years of living childless/childfree after loss and infertility without blogging.  It is a fantastic list, and it made my heart swell thinking about how much I love our little corner of the blogosphere.

Lastly, Something Out of Nothing has a post about her second pregnancy — another hard-fought pregnancy — and how it is different from the first time around.  It was interesting how it mirrors many of the statements made by women pregnant without assistance, but also the difference between how pregnancies are monitored in different parts of the world.

The roundup to the Roundup: Harry Potter augmented reality!  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 November 10th and 17th) 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.


1 Cristy { 11.17.17 at 11:23 am }

It’s been a quiet week in blogland. And we’re going into an even quieter week with the pending holiday. Maybe you’ll be able to get in some gaming time then? Sorry it’s been a struggle to find the time to do so.

Okay, my picks:

2 Sharon { 11.17.17 at 12:56 pm }

How do you go into your Settings on Facebook and find out what it knows about you? Now I want to do the same. 🙂

3 loribeth { 11.17.17 at 4:02 pm }

^^ I want to know too! I don’t play games on Facebook. I have a couple of solitaire apps downloaded on my phone, and that’s about it. And once in a while, I’ll go on a Tetris binge. 😉 Thanks for the mention! 🙂

Brandi at Not So Mommy has a great post about why she & her husband didn’t pursue adoption.


4 Mali { 11.18.17 at 12:02 am }

I’m glad you picked Loribeth’s post. If you hadn’t, I would have listed it here. I liked Infertile Phoenix’s alternative response to a letter-writer when the advice columnist who got it wrong. https://infertilephoenix.blogspot.co.nz/2017/11/advice-column-gets-it-wrong.html

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