JusJoJan – 1/13/2020

The JusJoJan prompt today is brought to us by Willow!. Thank you so much, Willow! Please be sure to visit her blog to read her post and say hello. And follow her while you’re there!

Your prompt for JusJoJan January 13th, 2020, is “subscribe.” Use the word “subscribe” any way you’d like. Have fun!

This post is part of Linda G Hills “Just Jot it January.” Click here to SUBSCRIBE to her blog, and to join in and read other jots!

Thanks to dear Willow for today’s prompt. I subscribe to her blog, because she writes beautiful poems and has interesting things to say. She is one of the first bloggers I found when I started Forty C’est Fantastique and I’m so pleased that I still get to hear from her even though I am the world’s most inconsistent blogger.

Isn’t it too easy to subscribe to too many things these days? What with the internet, one just clicks “subscribe “ on a blog or a youtube channel or a Twitter feed or whatever. In fact, so many social media content creators are yelling at me, begging me to “hit subscribe”, “ring the notification bell”, “join our Patreon”, etc. It’s a different world these days, where so many people are actually making a living off of the fact that I am so easily sucked down internet rabbit holes. And I admit I am susceptible. I see clever content and feel that the creator should be somehow rewarded for making it. It’s true, they should be, but I can’t support them all. I can’t “like” everything.

I used to have too many magazine subscriptions for the same reason. I liked the magazine, wanted to support it, etc. It got to a point that I couldn’t read them all every month, and I had a hard time throwing them out, especially if they were pretty. Finally I did the big purge and threw them all out. Now I’m happy to only have two subscriptions. One of them is quarterly, which suits me fine, The other was a gift I just received for Christmas this year from a dear family member, and it’s to France magazine, and I am very excited to receive it!

When I go into a book store these days, I can’t help but look at the magazines. Sometimes I buy one, but I toss the subscription cards first thing, to avoid temptation.

Along with my bullet journal that I keep, I made a “word of the year” page, and my word is “Simplify.” One thing that is on my list to simplify is subscriptions, mostly online ones these days, I think I have the physical ones pretty well in hand.

Et vous, chers lecteurs? Are you inundated with subscriptions? How do you deal with subscribing to too many online things?

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