Bloggers, unplugged

#281: Sometimes, we all need a break from these little glowing boxes. How do you know when it’s time to unplug? What do you do to make it happen?

Hmm… I’m not sure if I do ever leave screens if I’m completely honest. I use them at work, I usually eat dinner in front of one and then I open up my iPad to check emails, spend some time checking my blog stats, Pinterest etc. I guess if the weather’s nice and I feel as if I need to give my eyes a break, I’ll head out – either for a spot of retail therapy or simply for a walk by the river (which then turns into a photography expedition… arguably another screen when instantly reviewing the shots?). The other thing I do when I’ve had enough, is sleep – good ol’ Netflix has now got me hooked on The Good Wife, so I tend to watch an episode before bed anyway.

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It’s a text, text, text world

#124: How do you communicate differently online than in person, if at all? How do you communicate emotion and intent in a purely written medium?

When writing emails, social media posts etc, I try to convey emotions through the (over-usage sometimes) or exclamation marks and smiley faces. However, I’d like to think that the people who know me, know that 99% of what I say is in a friendly, fun way and so read it as such 🙂

That said, I’m all for real conversations and try to keep written ones to a minimum… or as a 90% real, 10% written ratio!