No Tweets Just Cats

I’m in the midst of an experimental one month digital detox as suggested by Cal Newport in his book Digital Minimalism. During this period I’m giving up the Twitters which usually forms the basis of a set of links I post on Saturday. Twitter has devolved into a way of monetizing people yelling at each other and I’m not missing it. I may look at it again, or I may figure out another way to do the link feature. At this point, I don’t know. But I’m happy to report my attention span, last fully appreciated in the pre-web 1990s, is slowly returning. I can now read long chapters of Thomas Pynchon’s Gravity’s Rainbow without the urge to look for cat memes on my phone.

Speaking of cat memes, in lieu of a set of tweets please enjoy this shot of the sort of power catnapping that happens around our household every afternoon. Now turn away from your screen and go pet a real cat.

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  1. My two cats give me no choice. They demand frequent petting. One was a bottle baby, and he is especially clingy.

  2. It seems I will do a Twitter detox as well, as your weekly message was the only time I checked it.

    I wonder, what will happen to SaFo-HaFo? We’ll find out, or not, at a later date.

  3. My cat, who likes to sit on my lap and watch my computer screen as I scroll down, said he enjoyed seeing you cats. LOL

  4. Also meant to say that I am also reading Digital Minimalism and clearing up lots of my unnecessary computer links but Root Simple will always be one of my bookmarks.

  5. Well, shoot. I’m going to miss those Saturday link posts. It’s been really enjoyable to have that view of what’s been engaging your attention/imagination, and I’ve encountered some really good blogs that I might otherwise have missed through your posts. But, you’ve gotta do what you’ve gotta do. 🙂

  6. I haven’t liked the Saturday Twitter posts as it often won’t allow me access.
    I do enjoy cat posts being a cat lover

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