I came across this post on a young woman’s blog recently which made me all the more convinced that Instagram is a waste of time, as all it seems to me is a way to look at pictures and click ‘like’ which I have always thought is a pretty inane thing to do.

My preference is for Facebook as it seems to have more content rather than just pictures and the following seems to sum up the situation in a nutshell, it is obviously from someone comparatively young as Instagram is favoured by the young rather than us older folk.

However, I thought it was a fascinating insight into the mind of the youth of today, the words and the strange Emoji are all that was on the post.

1: I like pictures.

2: Pictures are pretty.

3: Creating pictures calms me.

4: I can design even fonts to be pretty pictures

5: Go ahead slap me because I’m about to say it again. I love pictures. 



About The Diary of a Country Bumpkin

I am a retired actor, although to be honest I only retired because I wasn't getting any work and the option of becoming an unemployed actor/waiter at my age was ludicrous, especially as my waiting skills are non-existent. Having said I’m retired, I don’t think there really is such a thing as a retired actor for I am still available for work, I just don’t have an agent or any connections with regards to obtaining any worthwhile work. I have over the years done student films when there is nothing else available, always low paid (if at all) the only incentive was always the promised copy of the finished film for your show reel which nine times out of ten always failed to materialise. I spent many years looking after my aged mother who had dementia, hence the lack of acting work but shortly after her death I was lucky enough to run into an ex-girlfriend of many years ago and our romance blossomed once again, resulting in us getting married in 2013. My move to the countryside inspired me to write The Diary of a Country Bumpkin which tells of my continuing dilemmas in dealing with the rigors of the countryside from the unexpectedly large number of pollens, fungal moulds and hay products waiting to attack the unsuspecting townie. I enjoy writing, see my play Dulce Et Decorum Est Pro Patria Mori on The Wireless Theatre Company, The Plays Wot I Wrote and The Battle of Barking Creek both available on and am very fond of classic cars so my ideal occupation would be acting in a film I had written set in the 1930s/40s, we live in hopes. I am delighted to say that since venturing to the countryside where space is not quite the premium it is in town, I have due to the availability of two double garages acquired more classic cars to form a small collection the pride of which are a 1947 Bentley Mk VI and a 2000 Bentley Arnage. My various blogs and websites are continually evolving and I’m sure that by following the appropriate links you will find something which will edify or amuse.
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  1. This is well sick Joe!

  2. SueW says:

    My background is computing and teaching digital creativity was a speciality, therefore I admire this youngster’s creativity and can understand her pleasure.

    Back in 2006, when Facebook extended its membership from universities and opened its pages to everyone, I was an early adopter.
    It was the place to go to catch up on the news from family and close friends, but then the masses joined, and it began to go downhill.

    It became a madhouse. Annoying adverts that I had no interest in would pop up on my page, and minor celebs would assume that the rest of us needed to hear their opinionated comments on just about everything. Even worse was when certain friends began to jump on the bandwagon and join in.

    The world has gone mad; people have allowed social media to take over their lives, similar to an addiction.
    Overkill – too much information from too many and it caused me to become disinterested in the lives of others, so I backed away. I don’t need it but very occasionally, I revisit but usually because one of the family alerts me to something interesting.

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