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Having a Heck of a Time Catching Up with All the New Posts

I have been at it now, reading and commenting, and I still have more than 80 new posts alone to get through in my notifications. It is now 2 o'clock in the afternoon.

In four hours, I have managed to write (now) my fourth post. I am attempting to break up the tedium of simply going through the list.

I started at the bottom of the list (back nearly three days), and open up six tabs at a time. Read through, comment, as appropriate, and read other comments. Once completed, I click "like," as an indicator to me that I have read it, should I reopen it later. Then I close out the tab and work through the remaining.

I go through this process several times, as I get through the lists from the bottom upward. When I am feeling like I cannot do anymore, it is time for me to write a bit.

I have taken breaks this time, unlike a few weeks ago when I did a notification marathon. I have to keep an eye on the simmering apple slurry. I also heated up some lunch.

I am not sure I will get through all the notifications today. I have a colleague in the area, so we will meet for dinner at Applebee's (not my choice, but will find something) at 6 p.m. I am going to try to get through another batch or two of "sixes" before thinking of getting up and showered and out the door.

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1300 PDT 14,469 21.70

531 coins left to 15K Coin Challenge (click for info)

--No longer quite on target, needing an average of 112 coins for next 5 days to meet this goal--

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LoudMan wrote on August 5, 2015, 6:34 PM

Really, it's impossible for me to ever catch up. I'll only be able to do what my schedule allows. But, good to see you again.😸

wolfgirl569 wrote on August 5, 2015, 6:48 PM

You will catch up I am sure. That is why most times I try to check that part at least several times a day.

BarbRad wrote on August 5, 2015, 7:23 PM

I'm afraid I pick and choose rather than trying to catch up. I confess I've also been very busy on another site since yesterday, renewing old friendships and making new connections.

GemOfAGirl wrote on August 5, 2015, 7:42 PM

I try to go through all my notifications when I can, but I often find myself picking and choosing as well. If I see the word "bubblews" anywhere in the title, I generally skip those, lol.

inertia4 wrote on August 5, 2015, 9:35 PM

Catching up, well, you do better than I do. Really. Now that I write on three sites, I am starting to feel a little overwhelmed. My head is starting to feel light now. Am I going crazy?

cheri wrote on August 5, 2015, 10:08 PM

Catching up is really tedious. You need to go for breaks so you won't be burnt out

Shellyann36 wrote on August 6, 2015, 12:10 AM

I hope you enjoyed your time out. It is hard to catch up, I am way behind myself.

MegL wrote on August 6, 2015, 12:13 AM

I took your idea from some posts back of using the navigation panel to the right for checking up on posts. My days are so busy (and internet free) at the minute, it's not always possible to catch up immediately.

morilla wrote on August 6, 2015, 1:17 AM

I figure I do what I can, when I can. You could drive yourself nuts trying to keep up with all of it ; besides not leaving yourself time to do anything else.

Paulie wrote on August 6, 2015, 3:13 AM

I can never get through all of my notifications probably because I don't spend enough time at it. How much time on the average do you spend writing and with interactions?

AliCanary wrote on August 6, 2015, 8:38 AM

I like how methodical and determined you are to get through the notifications, and I hope your connections are just as good about making sure to read and comment on your posts, as well. I actually like Applebee's--they have a decent steak for about ten bucks, and that makes 'em cool by me.

CoralLevang wrote on August 6, 2015, 9:02 AM

LoudMan wolfgirl569 BarbRad GemofaGirl inertia4 cheri Shellyann36 Paulie morilla &Meg L Thank you all for reading and commenting.
I just finished (6 a.m.) getting through all the new posts. I am now beginning to get through my post comments, thus the one reply. Forgive me for cutting corners and not acknowledging each individually.

Paulie I do not pay attention to the time/minutes/hours. I do what I feel is best or necessary.

CoralLevang wrote on August 6, 2015, 9:03 AM

I know I need to change my strategy...this all or none stuff is hard. LOL

CoralLevang wrote on August 6, 2015, 9:04 AM

You aren't any crazier than I am!

CoralLevang wrote on August 6, 2015, 9:09 AM

AliCanary Given that the days I am getting 30 coins in a 24-hour period on the days I am not active, I would say that there are couple of connections who are consistent, but for the most part, what I put into it by making the comments elsewhere is what is the most helpful to me in reaching the bigger numbers. As far as Applebees... I had a steak. It was okay. Nothing to write home about. Service SUCKED and the waitress was really annoyed with my friend and me. How dare we ask for something from her. She did not treat those around us the same way. It was obvious she liked waiting on people her own age better.

inertia4 wrote on August 6, 2015, 9:25 AM

I rather like being somewhat crazy. It has a certain strangeness to it.

Rufuszen wrote on August 6, 2015, 10:24 AM

I look in everyday and find it hard to keep up to date.

PriscillaKing wrote on August 6, 2015, 3:11 PM

(chortles) Bubblews used to warn us to be more selective about the "like" button. I still tend to be liberal with it, too. I ask myself "Was this worth a penny?" More often than not, I answer, "Yes, it was."

DWDavisRSL wrote on August 6, 2015, 5:21 PM

I have tried to keep up some over the last couple of days while I've been away at the seminar, but know I could never sit down and make the heroic effort you do. My ADD just wouldn't let me. Squirrel!

Shellyann36 wrote on August 7, 2015, 12:44 AM

I don't blame you for cutting a few corners. Get caught completely up and then chit chat more. :)