Shutting Down This Spark Page and Opening A Private Page.
Tuesday, April 05, 2011
I love Spark people and love interacting with my Spark buddies, but its become rather out of control. I used to spend hours in front of the TV, a classic couch potato. Now while I stopped watching TV as part of my healthy lifestyle, but sorry, to say, Sparking has taken over all that former TV time. I no longer have much spare time to do anything but Spark and keep up with everyone. I used to enjoy reading, doing jigsaw puzzles, going to movies, but now I can rarely squeeze them in. I can't even remember the last time I enjoyed an online game or two (love MSN's cute non violent challenging games). All my online time is with Sparks. Part of the problem is my ever growing friend's list. You have no control over someone adding you as friend. Its flattering someone is interested in you, but too much for a two fingered (only one finger when I have to put my splint on) slow typist and slow connection can keep up with. As you may have noticed yourself, sometimes you are the only one doing the interacting and you never hear from some of your friends in response to your activity feed or blogs. I need to get a handle on this. Being motivator wasn't a big help with this lol. I feel setting my new page to private will ensure I keep up with my closest and most active friends, and prevent anyone else from adding me on a whim. I need to free up some 'me' time. I still have hopes of going bowling when I am fully healed (although with new surgeries looming this is getting pushed back further). When I get back into my bridge, my time will be even shorter. It takes me two hours to do my cardio and physio exercises each morning. Breakfast, Sparking, shower, lunch, appointment, or bridge, my day quickly gets used up. I also realize, because I am so busy online, I have no real life friends as I am not doing any activities to interact with anyone and meet people. Also my Mom complains I am on the computer all the time and can't talk or do anything with me. At the bridge club and in my building are all senior and I don't have much in common with them, certainly nothing in the physical activity area which I would like to do more with.
Please let me know if you still want to maintain contact with me. I lead a pretty boring life and can understand if you are tired of the things I do or say, kind of repeat a lot lol. I will let you know by Spark Mail what name I got so you know its not a stranger trying to add you.
Thanks for all being here my friends,
Enjoy your evening, sleep well!!