Things I’ve quit this year

  • LinkedIn
  • Pinterest
  • BibRave

I’ve never seen anything valuable come from LinkedIn and prefer my networking face to face. I can’t stand Pinterest. BibRave is a great concept with a terrible interface.

I stayed on LinkedIn because I felt I should. I stayed on Pinterest because I was too lazy to get off. I stayed on BibRave because I kept hoping it would get better.

All of it was providing me static. Static in my email inbox, static in my app collection, static in my browsing.

As a continuation of yesterday’s email clear out, I’m also looking to clear out less than ideal sites, mailing lists or memberships that take up even a few seconds of my time.

Honestly. When I starting searching for an image for this post, all of the first page of results that came back we’re on Pinterest. Is there a way to block a website from your Google results? Somebody tell me there is!

In the bright side, my search led me to this article on Lifehacker.com: How to Cut Back on Digital Clutter and Regain Your Focus.

I love how Belle B. Cooper (who took me down a rabbit hole of her own – check out her NOW page that lists all the digital and physical tools she uses!) wraps the article up.

Taking the time to re-evaluate the tools we use and how we spend our time can be an eye-opening experience. And if we regularly evaluate our choices and protect our time and attention, we may just be able to avoid falling into that trap again.

THIS! This is what I’m talking about!

Have you ever done a digital declutter? Online or IRL, what have you quit this year?

3 Comments

  1. Marianne Janzen

    I try to get off the mailing lists, but some won’t remove me. So I change my email address in their settings to my Gmail, and then purge it once a month. Some don’t unsubscribe you, ever.

  2. Lesley

    My digital decluttering has been going on for a few months now. I’ve been busy unsubscribing to as many emails as I can. Some are very challenging to get rid of and suck you back in without you realizing it. The declutter helps with the inbox crisis and reduces some wasted time.

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