Bye-bye Facebook

Finally, I’ve had enough.

If it’s not the privacy issues (I’m actually not that concerned about those, to be honest), it’s the terrible interface. If it’s not the broken algorithms determining what you see and when, it’s the broken algorithms that determine whether what you’ve written is “hateful”.

Sod it, Facebook. I’m off. I have to maintain a presence for the sake of Moshville Times, but I doubt I’ll be posting on my feed, checking comments, responding to others’ posts and so on again in the near future. I’ve disabled all notifications on my phone and deleted the app from all my other devices.

Moshville Times will no longer be paying for post “Boost” because, frankly, it’s not worth it.

If you want to read any ramblings, bookmark this page or figure out RSS (it almost seems to be making a comeback) so you can get notified of every single post not just the ones some bonkers algorithm bothers to tell you about. Hell, I might draft a post sometime soon detailing how to access RSS these days. It’s surprisingly easy.

If you want to get in touch with me, or let me know about your event or something, then I can be contacted via Messenger (yes, I know it’s FB), WhatsApp (yes, I know it’s FB), Twitter, personal email, work email, Moshville Times email, Moshville Times website, text message, comments on here, Kik, Telegram, Duo, Skype, Beacon… In other words, if your only method of contacting/notifying me is posting on facebook, then you’re not trying hard enough and whatever it is can’t be that important.

Don’t contact me via Instagram. Not because it’s FB, but because its messaging system is crap.

And, yes, I appreciate the irony in my last facebook post being one pointing you to this blog post… I also appreciate that only about 5% of my “Friends” will likely ever see the damn link. But that’s one of the reasons I’ve had it.

Meme: 70 Questions

Because why not?

01: Do you have a good relationship with your parents? Better than I used to, thankfully. Yes.

02: Who did you last say “I love you” too? My littlest

03: Do you regret anything? Yes.

04: Are you insecure? Depends, but generally no. Only when it’s something important (frustratingly)

05: What is your relationship status? Alone and probably best left that way

06: Would you ever date a work colleague: Yes

07: What did you last eat? The icing off an empire biscuit that my youngest didn’t want

08: Played any sports? Not professionally

09: Do you bite your nails? Not any more

10: When was your last physical fight? Outside of a Krav class, I honestly don’t think I’ve ever been in one

11: Do you like someone? Yes. Several someones, if I’m honest, but I’m highly unlikely to do anything about it.

12: Have you ever stayed up 48 hours? If not then close to it.

13: Do you hate anyone at the moment? Yes. I really hold grudges.

14: Do you miss someone? Yes

15: Have any pets? No

16: How exactly are you feeling at the moment? Tired, fairly relaxed, a bit hungry and loved (littlest is on my lap needing cuddles)

17: Ever made out in the bathroom? Yes

18: Are you scared of spiders? Not scared as such. They give me the creeps but I’ll always leave them be, given the choice.

19: Would you go back in time if you were given the chance? Yes, so many people I miss who I’d like to talk to again. Also if I could talk to some celebrities then I’d do it.

20: Where was the last place you snogged someone? On the lips.

21: What are your plans for this weekend? Don’t know yet

22: Is family important? Yes

23: Do you have piercings? No

24: What is/are/were your best subject(s)? Computing / IT

25: Do you miss anyone from your past? Yes

26: What are you craving right now? Nothing

27: Have you ever broken someone’s heart? Yes

28: Have you ever been cheated on? Yes

29: Have you made a boyfriend/girlfriend cry? Yes

30: What’s irritating you right now? Nothing

31: Does somebody love you? Yes

32: What is your favourite colour? Don’t have one

33: Do you have trust issues? Yes

34: Who/what was your last dream about? Can’t remember

35: Who was the last person you cried in front of? Two people at Bloodstock – they may know who they are

36: Do you give out second chances too easily? Yes

37: Is it easier to forgive or forget? Forgive

38: Is this year the best year of your life? Hell, no

39: How old were you when you had your first kiss? 16 or 17. I think 17.

40: Have you ever walked outside completely naked? Yes

51: Favourite food? Too many to pick from but I do frequently fall back on beans on toast

52: Do you believe everything happens for a reason? No. Not beyond the laws of physics anyway.

53: What is the last thing you did before you went to bed last night? Brushed teeth

54: Is cheating ever okay? Yes, if it helps you realise that you’re not where you should be.

55: Are you mean? No, unless provoked.

56: How many people have you fist fought? Loads in Krav class, none in real life

57: Do you believe in true love? Yes

58: Favourite weather? Cold, frosty even, with clear skies. Or warm with the same. Basically, no rain or wind.

59: Do you like the snow? Looks nice, bugger when it comes to driving.

60: Do you want to get married? Not again, no

61: Is it cute when a boy/girl calls you baby? I don’t mind it, but I’d not say it’s cute.

62: What makes you happy? Being on my own to get on with the million things I want to do – gaming, reading, watching films, learning new skills…

63: Would you change your name? No

64: Would it be hard to kiss the last person you kissed? No

65: Your best friend of the opposite sex likes you, what do you do? Nothing. I wouldn’t notice. I am absolutely crap at reading signals.

66: Do you have a friend of the opposite sex who you can act your complete self around? Yes

67: Who was the last person of the opposite sex you talked to? My youngest.

68: Who’s the last person you had a deep conversation with? Gillian

69: Do you believe in soulmates? I don’t believe in the soul, so no.

70: Is there anyone you would die for? Yes. All three of my kids. Kill, die or go to jail for.

2019 Pic 174

Finally found somewhere that sells pizza that both of the kids like! Thank you, Morrisons Café. And it’s pretty cheap. After an early afternoon at the swimming bath, we popped in here for a late lunch. Great food, quiet and convenient. No, I’m not being sponsored. It’s just a relief being able to go somewhere other than McDs and have them actually finish their meal without a complaint.