I am not quitting Twitter. However, I did trim a lot of people from the list of who I follow. This may get even smaller in the coming weeks.
The reason for this is because of the constant stream of erotic images (and gory images) that were popping up in my Twitter feed. I was following various groups that promoted independent authors. Some of those independent authors write erotica, and/or violent stories.
No problem. I believe in freedom of speech and artistic expression. I even like zombie flicks from time to time. But in my goal of supporting independent author networks, I was inadvertently allowing graphic images to stream through my Twitter feed. In addition, some people were using online services to automatically re-tweet the tweets of other users. These auto-re-tweet services caused some authors who did not write erotica to ALSO broadcast erotic images onto my news feed.
So… I deleted a lot of people from the Twitter users I follow. I support indie authors. I support freedom of speech. But I do not want to see erotic images (or gory images) in my Twitter news feed. If, while I used RoundTeam, I inadvertently broadcast a graphic image onto YOUR Twitter feed that bothered you… I apologize.
Remember the kittens my wife and I found in the garage several weeks ago? One was dead, three were alive. A second died in the first two weeks… but two kittens survived for several weeks. The last two both died Sunday, November 23rd.
When we first found them, my wife took it upon herself to bottle feed the kittens. That means for the first couple weeks, she fed them every four hours. But a four weeks ago, they began sleeping through the night.
But three days ago, their bellies became bloated, and they got diarrhea… we were concerned. This was a possibility after the kittens switched from formula to solidish food.
Well… Sunday morning, one was dead… and the other died soon after. Had the kittens survived, we would have put them up for adoption. So we are sad… but we will be okay.
Remember the kittens my wife and I found in the garage a couple weeks ago? One was dead, three were alive. Well two of the three kittens survived, and they seem to be doing well. My wife bottle fed the kittens every four hours… which left her exhausted… and also left me exhausted because I woke up most of the time when she fed the kittens.
Starting Friday October 17th, the kittens began sleeping through the night without needing fed… at 2 a.m., 6 a.m., etc… so that has made things easier! But my sleep schedule still has me waking up at odd times of the night. When my sleep schedule finally resets I will feel better about the kittens.
These pictures were taken Friday October 17th, when the kittens were 15 days old.
My wife says the kittens are cute. I don’t know. Maybe, but they messed up my sleep schedule (and my wife’s sleep schedule). Now that we can start sleeping better maybe the kittens will look cuter to me. Maybe…