You have no idea how liberating it is to tick the Unsubscribe box and confirm that you no longer wish to receive e-mails from xyz site.
Let’s face it: over time one’s interest can, do and should change. Why not? You’re not dead are you? Life flows swiftly by and some interests prove to have been but a passing fancy, or a big mistake. Did you really think you were going to learn Urdu on-line from Babbel.com? Get a grip!
So I unsubscribed from the writing sites that were clogging up my Yahoo Inbox. Right now I’m confining myself to blogging and the occasional letter to long-time friends. I’m not writing short stories or working on a novel. So why do I need torrents of advice on 20 Sure fire tricks to get that Novel Finished! or Revision strategy? or How to Write a Killer Query letter or Find your Agent, make a new Friend!
My Yahoo InBox should be breathing an enormous sigh of relief. I know I am. Wading through the advice swamp was time consuming, to say the least of it. Now all I have to do is wean myself away from Pinterest. Think I’ll leave that until next week. Softly softly catchee monkey, and all that.
And I’m firmly resisting the odd stabs of FOMO. Do you know what that is? Fear of missing out. Some genius has identified it as a new trend, symptomatic of our insatiable craving for electronic content. They may be on to something. But: I will be strong! Subscriptions – be gone!