So I took on the NaBloPoNo challenge this month and have to hold up my hands and say I failed.
The challenge was to publish a blog post every day in the month of November, and considering my blog has been ignored for a few months I think I did really well to publish for the first 13 days. So I have decided that rather than give up, I’m going to carry on as much as I can and hopefully my readers will forget about me missing a few days!
It’s been a while since I have done a Meme, but I have been tagged by Emma over at MummyMusings to talk about the websites I can’t live without. Now this fits quite well with how I have been feeling recently which I blogged about here. At the moment I am living without most web sites, I just don’t have the enthusiasm to log on, switch the laptop on and to be honest that’s why I have missed a few days posts. That said though, I have still been using my iPhone to look at web sites and so for the purpose of this post, I am going to tell you the sites I look at even when I’m feeling low, and therefore I believe, I can’t live without!
1. Facebook. Love it or hate it, social networking is a big part of how we communicate in todays busy world. I check Facebook regularly on my phone and when the laptop is on then it’s set as my home page. My Facebook use varies, sometimes it is just to chat to people, other times I get hooked on one of the many games. At the moment it is just to keep in touch with people. I joined Facebook back in 2007 and it wasn’t so big then, I had only a few friends and thought it was a bit weird! Then I started to find old school friends, colleagues and people I hadn’t seen or spoken to for years. To be honest I am pretty sure Facebook will now be a part of my life for the rest of my life – at the same time I do sometimes think it takes away some of the closeness of real relationships with people, finding out news of pregnancy, illness, death, births, promotions etc. through people’s status’ does sometimes make me wonder what we are coming to as a society!
2. Google. This one I really can’t live without. I have found the answer to every question I’ve had, you know when you are sat having a discussion with someone and neither of you can work out the answer. For example, recently I went out for a meal with Mr D, and he was telling me about a film he had watched to which I said it sounded like another film we had seen together. I said “you know the one where there’s some kids in a coffee shop filming porn.” We were both wracking our brains so I googled “coffee shop porn film comedy”, I was a bit worried what would come up, but top of the results list was “Zack and Miri Make a Porno” – yep the very film! If you haven’t seen it it really is quite funny! But back to my point, without Google I really would feel lost, I know whatever I need to find out I can get it through Google.
3. Wikipedia. Again this goes hand in hand with Google. Generally when I Google something the results give me the quick answer, but then it tends to be Wikipedia that I go to to find out the details. I know that some things on there are sometimes not as accurate as they could be, but in general what I have found on there has been accurate enough for my needs.
4. Amazon. I love Amazon. I tend to get most of my books through Amazon and I was surprised to realise how few people know that you can get just about anything from Amazon. I have done most of my Christmas shopping this year through Amazon because it is convenient and also because it tends to be the cheapest way to buy. Not only do the prices beat high street stores but also the postage is generally free or very reasonable if not.
I think the one thing this Meme shows us, is that although we may not always realise it, the net is a massive part of life today. I can’t remember the last time I went to the library to help B with her homework, or to get a book to help with my studies, because knowledge is at our fingertips.
So now I want to know what your “Can’t live without” websites are. If you’re not tagged feel free to pick up this Meme if you want to give it a go!
Ella at Purple Mum
Sarah at People Don’t Eat Enough Fudge
Gemma at Hello it’s Gemma
- Current Affairs
- Family Life
- Guest Blog Post
- Me, myself and I
- Mummy Tummy Begone
- My 101 Things
- Product Reviews
- Race for Life
- School and Childcare
- Secret Post Club
- Song Saturday
- The Gallery
- Working Mum