I mentioned in an Aside the other day a few things I wanted to think about.
I’ve thought about them.
I think I wanted to think about this in regards to the General Data Protection Regulation, as well as social media, how much is too much to share – along those lines. I had been talking with two friends about Newsletters, which is coming up, and it was tied in there.
General Data Protection Regulation – GDPR is a global data protection law passed by the European Union that shifts the ownership of customer data from the organizations that use it to the individual customer.
I noticed a lot of folks really had their acts together and I received a slew of emails before the May 25th deadline from newsletters and the like. I’m noticing a lot of blogs have cookie disclaimers on their sites as well.
And the regulation makes sense. I’d like everyone to treat my information with such respect. So I’m working on trying to find out what I can (belatedly) so I’m fitting the criterea, too.
Relating, again, to GDPR, I recently heard that if you had an email address list that you didn’t mail to before May 25th of this year to get consent, your newsletter is now dead in the water. I’m interested in doing some research to confirm for myself that this really may be the case.
I don’t have a newsletter right now, so it doesn’t apply to me at this point, but I’m thinking again that I want to get one started. Especially with Facebook making it harder and harder to reach the people that have Liked your Facebook Page and should be seeing all the posts you make, and now something about cracking down on profiles that post information from other sites (like the Sharing system here on WordPress, I imagine).
I has a blog. I’m not very structured, I share too much (that is probably some to do with the Privacy point of thought, by the way), I’m silly and not always in a fun way. I don’t have a theme, I have a hard time sticking to one, and I don’t have much of an audience.
Do I want to start a new blog?
The easy answer that one is: ALWAYS. It’s silly, really. I’ll be out surfing and someone will seem to have all their shit together, and I think to myself, “Wow, if I had a themed blog like that, I’d have my shit together, too!”
The reality is, that’s not likely. I’m always going to be a bit of a rambly mess, and it’s lucky that I have family and friends who love me like that (and if not love, at least accept).
Stop starting “new” blogs, Nicki. That’s the message here.
Along those lines just mentioned, I keep nuking my websites/blogs. It gets glitchy or I get tired of the content, and I think – If I just wiped everything clean and started from scratch, I’d have my shit together, too!
That’s not how it works. And so I resign (seriously?! yes.) myself to this as it is and just making what I have what I want.
Um…maybe that’s the same content as the previous one, or maybe it has to do with my day job. I don’t recall.
I’m busy lately, and when I’m not busy, I’m exhausted from being busy. My husband is working more hours and I’m trying to work extra hours and feed the family and clean the house and keep us in clean laundry and make sure there’s food in the refrigerator. That makes it sound like I’m doing much more than my husband, but the truth is that I’m probably just doing a greater variety, and spending less time trying to work extra hours.
Well, I do make more meals than he does. And I do 100% more laundry. But that’s about it.
Anyway, I’m sure there was a point somewhere.
Thanks for hanging in.