It's that time of the year ... a little tradition of mine, the time when I sit at my computer for a couple of hours unfollowing, unfriending, unsubscribing and generally deleting. It makes me feel better to streamline my online activity and no doubt help in some small way to keep myself a bit safer with online activities, so it's never a bad thing or a waste of time.
I find I change in many ways, some small and some much larger and what I might have enjoyed for the last few years can suddenly no longer seem even slightly relevant to how I feel as I am stepping into a new year. And it feels like after the year we have just survived this is even more the case at the end of this year.
Seeing the 'Friends' numbers go down on Facebook might to some be seen as anti-social and maybe even downright unfriendly, but if someone has not been a true friend or has Friended me with ulterior motives this is their time to vanish. So friends go, pages are unfollowed, the odd person is blocked completely and my online family shrinks.
I spent a good ten minutes unsubscribing from YouTube channels that I no longer have an interest in or watch. How I had managed to get to well over a hundred subscriptions I'll never know, but now I'm down to just forty, including the new rationing ones that I have recently found.
I find it a very satisfying time and something perhaps I should do more often, but doing it at least once a year is enough for now.
What are your little 'traditions' for the end of the year.