Doug loves his citrus http://phainopepla95.com/2015/10/25/post-924-loving-my-citrus/
I have a mutant orange-tangerine tree https://contrafactual.com/2015/10/26/oranges-pickles-tangerines/
Doug needs a care package
Doesn’t look like much in the basket, but I individually wrapped most of the oranges and tangerines and left space for additional padding to be added at the shipping facility.
With padding … felt, bubble wrap, paper … it filled out a good sized box.
It is supposed to arrive Monday by 10 AM.
I have decided to take Maggie’s advice.
First I went through and turned off email notifications.
Then I went though and bulk deleted all the emails associated with Blogs I Follow.
Next I need to focus on “you know what” …
I … can’t … keep … up
Seriously, stop blogging. Just for a day or two.
How did it get this bad?
It started simply enough. I decided to automatically follow anyone who liked or commented on any one of my posts. Then to make sure that I read them, I went to “Blogs I Follow” and made sure I got an email notification for every new post. I figured that anyone who liked or commented on one of my posts was a like-minded spirit and would be interesting to follow. More or less this turned out to be a correct assumption.
Others turned out not so much. Some had long, rambling (boring) tl;dr posts that I just couldn’t wade through. Some posted every minute of every day and flooded my email with posts. Some posted on topics that were of absolutely no interest to me. So for these I went back to “Blogs I Follow” and turned off email notification.
Now I was down to the blogs that were interesting. Your blogs. Your stories. Your cats. Your photos. Your news. Your ideas. Your humor. Your successes. Your fears. Your emotions. All of it good. All of it interesting.
Even as I write this, the email counter ratchets upward. Notifications are coming in faster than I can delete them. But I can’t just delete them. I have to look at them in order to delete them and then I read them and then I click on the link and go to the post and then I read the comments and by the time I’m done more notifications have come in. Even worse I may decide to reblog one. By the time I’m done, yet more notifications are in my mailbox.
I originally started this blog a few years ago as a venue for writing Fiction and autobiographical history. Then I started adding cat photos. Then reblogs of interesting posts and videos. Now I can’t even keep up with the blogs I follow.
Not the Alfred Hitchcock movie, but one wave of the annual fall migration south. (We live on a migratory flyway)
More kitten photos at link above.
I recommend you follow Salzi | Whatever for the kitten updates and because he is a great Sci-Fi writer.