Extroversion and Links I Liked.

I’m an introvert. I’m quiet, sensitive (probably highly sensitive) and shy.

Why then am I so keen to share my innermost thoughts with the Whole Wide World?

I’m reading A God In Ruins by Kate Atkinson. It is, so far, a magnificent book. I’m reading very slowly because this book is so good, it literally hurts to read it. My chest constricts and my eyes pinch. Anyway, I came across a familiar phrase (I’ve been banging this into Teenage Son for a decade) in a novel context.

‘Show your workings.’

A comment by a maths teacher on a homework copy and a comment by a suspicious Husband on his wife’s behaviour.

I’ve often thought that people consider me odd or strange, quirky at best. The answers that I have come up with to life’s problem sets may be unconventional. Just a wee bit, mind you, I’m not a crazy, colourful hippy or anything (although that might just be my heart’s secret desire).

So, here I am showing my workings.

If you enjoy what you read here you might like to follow my Instagram page (click here) which has become a sort of lazy mini-blog that gets updated while I’m stirring a pot or holding the garden hose with the other hand.

I enjoy Instagram enormously but I do think you have to put a bit of work in to refine your feed until it is a visual feast. Lately, I have been particularly enjoying @zeensandroger for crochet, @ladyaga for homeliness and @fingalferguson for knife porn (a bit odd, I know, but weirdly satisfying). I’ve also been glued to @litfestie because I’m going to litfest on Sunday (Yippeeeee! I may even get to see some Fingal Ferguson knives in the flesh).

Take a look at my profile to see everything I follow. I’m going to be a little bit boastful here and say that I think I have done a pretty good job of curating a beautiful Instagram feed. It makes my little quirky heart beat faster on a thrice daily basis (yes, I am addicted).

Oh, I had an idea (those are the words that keep my Husband awake at night). I posted a picture yesterday with the hashtag #stuffstuckonmyfridge. Feel like joining me? Post a photo of something that’s stuck on your fridge and add the hashtag #stuffstuckonmyfridge.  Just for a laugh, and nothing X-rated please although a full fridge frontal would be fine.

#stuffstuckonmyfridge instagram social media links

I’m signed up to twitter but find I can’t tweet. I’m not sure why. It’s a bit busy for me. I feel like I’m sitting in a noisy pub and there is no way my voice will be heard so I don’t bother trying. ’tis not for me.

Pinterest, to be frank, is where I go to vegetate. I’m usually semi-comatose when I resort to Pinterest so my account is not nearly so well curated as my Instagram but I have a couple of very pretty boards.

I spent a rainy Sunday gathering pins of celebrities photographed in the Piazza San Marco (click here). If you click nothing else, do not deprive yourself of the beauty of this one pin. Takes my breath away.

I have another board, Bellezza (click here), devoted to beautiful pictures of famous people (and/or famous pictures of beautiful people). Paul Newman features. If you are a pinner, feel free to send me relevant, beautiful pictures.

Right, enough of me.

Here are some links I liked this week:

Yarn Harlot. Another comedic knitter, this time a Canadian. I’ve linked to the first post I came across, which had me in stitches (ouch). I love the tone of this blog.

This left me in tears, of relief mostly that I am not the only one:

An Open Letter to the Adorable Young Couple Leisurely Strolling By As I Frantically Usher My Children into My RAV4

I find I like Canadians. The Belle Jar   may be a slightly caustic blog but it acts as an astringent to the predominant sticky sweetness spread all over the web. I don’t think Husband refers to me, his darling wife and life partner, by any of these metaphors but I suppose, if he did, he would hardly tell me. There is some great writing here.

Right, all this sharing has made me want to go hide my face behind a book.

Have a great weekend.





13 thoughts on “Extroversion and Links I Liked.

  1. I love Pinterest but Instagram has kind of shouldered it out of the way. It’s getting messy but I do try to keep up most of the time. I also have a separate Pinterest account from the Zeens and Roger one because I didn’t want people to see loads of fairy pictures or what my dream wardrobe might be! I guess it wouldn’t be too hard to find though.
    You don’t want to see my fridge, it’s a mini bomb site.
    Thanks for sharing my IG. I need to post something on there soon, it’s nearly been a whole week!

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  2. I’m awfully impressed. As an extroverted introvert (one that has forced or been forced out of her shell) I find Social Media very draining. I used to Tweet – was unanimously declared brilliant at it but tweeted my last about 5 years ago and tried to do it again and seemed to have lost my voice. Instagram likewise. Even The Bean has an account but it is horribly dull because we just don’t. I do FaceBook from time to time but mostly I panic about blogging. So chapeau m’dame … you are clearly cleverer than I 🙂

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    1. That’s funny. You are such a natural writer. I come across your comments on other blogs and always enjoy them as much as those you write here. I think it was John Green who said that most writers are introverts who want to tell you a story but without making eye contact.
      I still get nervous on Facebook because everybody there knows me. The anonymity of the blog is easier.

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  3. I tried Twitter but there is, as you say, TOO MUCH NOISE. I couldn’t be bothered with it. IG is for those on the go moments (yes, stirring the pot) and can be inspiring, I agree. Kate Atkinson is one of my favourite authors. x

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  4. Phwoar! Paul Newman?! I thought Pinterest was just cute-sy stuff. Sadly, I struggle with finding time for blogging, so that’s me done, I’m afraid. Until the next phwoar moment…

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