14 May, 2019

Updates for May 14

Around 3:00 a.m. was the only time I turned on my computer to get work done. I
 haven't been able to get any writing done since May 1. It's a huge disappointment my health prevented me from working on my projects. I think it's been ruled out I don't have pneumonia, but currently I'm getting a series of tests to figure out what it is.

I also wanted to announce I deactivated my Facebook account again. I'm not sure if I should keep Facebook or not for my writing career, not sure how useful would the site be for me. I am very disappointed how unprofessional Facebook is. I just got fed up with constant messaging and calling me on my phone from like thousands of men. I work on my phone, but Facebook interrupted me every 5 seconds with someone calling me. I already blocked literately thousands of accounts. This is not exaggerating, I was able to keep number due to the thousands of friend requests I received everyday, which I found weird. That's how it works. Someone sends a friend requests, and most of the time, they send a seemingly innocent message. It can be a simple wave, hi or something of that sort. Then next, there they are sending inappropriate pictures and/or videos, or keep harassing you with dating related topics. Even when asking them to leave you alone, or no, you're not interested, they constantly keep the harassment going until leaving you no choice but to block them.

To be honest, I didn't wish to attract any of those people to my blogs for I am seeking to build a legit, professional networking and audience. I realized most on Facebook are not as professional and business oriented as Facebook pretends they are. I am just not sure what to do with my account, if I should keep it deactivated or log back on for the sake of my writing. Well, again, I don't want to attract these sort of people who are spamming and do not have legit motives in connecting.

I noticed adding specific languages to your profile as languages you can speak, this attracts unwanted attention as well. This is why I removed Turkish off my profile, but then since I left Russian, the harassment continued. I will make sure to post about this ongoing problem on my other blog, but now, I voice my frustration how people of specific ancestral backgrounds, races or even simply being a woman, this is an invitation for people to flood you with spam and harassment.

My family has used Facebook for our family history and ancestral search, but only because I've read stories where people found Facebook useful for this. I found some groups related to ancestry and family tree stuff, but I'm not sure if Facebook is worth it. Well, the last straw was when Facebook felt my blocking was excessive, not sure why when clearly I was being harassed constantly.

So, unfortunately, my progress for the second book of Polar Qimuktis hasn't moved. I will have to work on this when I'm able to. I hope soon to release the first book because I know I've been talking about it since the beginning of this year I believe. Currently, I've been viewing documents through my phone, doing research, writing down notes and ideas, and naming characters I didn't have names for. Since I couldn't work on my computer, I used my phone to help develop the plots, settings and characters for various of projects.

I will post pet updates in a post dedicated to our pets because I'll give a review on the Cairn Terrier. 

2 comments:

  1. Hope they figure out why you're sick.
    I'm not on Facebook and never really needed it. If you're getting messages like that, dropping it sounds like a good idea.

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    1. Thank you, hope so too. You know, I think you're right about Facebook and do see how unhelpful it has been.

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