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#JusJoJan 16 & #SoCS – The first thing

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(NOT FICTION)

The first thing I should do in the morning when I sit at my computer with coffee in hand is open up whatever I’m working on. Supposed to be working on. Because if I don’t and I end up on social media instead, I get lost. And the next thing I know, I’ve finished coffee, breakfast, and it’s half way to lunch time and I’ve got nothing done.

Why? Why is social media so damned addictive? Is it really the whole FOMO (fear of missing out) thing? Or is there a secret ingredient on those pages somewhere that they’re not telling us about?

Salt. Probably salt. Or chocolate.

If I’m lucky during the day, I get out for a walk. I got a picture of the snowmen again … they’re a little worse for wear. You can see what they looked like last week here.

And now? It seems Mrs. Smith Sr. has lost her head as has little Bobby Smith, and Mrs. Smith and little Susie are nowhere to be found.

Things do not bode well, at first glance.

Last thing I do at night before I go to sleep? Read a book. Necessary to get out of my own head. It’s very crowded in here. Especially with the FOMO.

 

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Author: Linda G. Hill

There's a writer in here, clawing her way out.

16 thoughts on “#JusJoJan 16 & #SoCS – The first thing

  1. Isn’t it amazing that what we should do and what we end up doing are two different things?

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  2. Sometimes I make a deal with myself to write for two hours on my WIP before I open the internet. Works if I do it. In addition to the FOMO, there’s something about following threads. Social media is designed to distract us.

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  3. I like the idea of avoiding the crowd in your head. That’s important.

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  4. You’re so right, Linda, but I don’t think it’s FOMO. Something insidious makes it addictive, and I’m definitely addicted!

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  5. Sounds lik you need to develop your JOMO (Joy Of Missing Out).

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  6. Hahaha! I have FOMO too! And I purposefully stay off facebook some days because I know if I open it up that’s it, I’m addicted!

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  7. The Smiths are struggling! 😆

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  8. I am very worried about the Smiths.💜

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