A few years ago Blogger and Flickr were my two favourite things on the internet. I had a laptop so blogging was much easier.
When my laptop broke, it was the second one to fail to last more than 3 years. It cost over £300, not a lot by some standards but a lot for me.
We have a desktop computer, but it is not so easy to just have a quick session on the internet with sitting down at a desk and loading it up, plus the fact that m.o.h uses it to listen to horse racing.
As a stop gap I got a tablet cheap, its a kindle fire but its too heavy and reflective for reading books so I just use it for the internet.
I have a kindle paper white for e-books but I'm finding I'm reading more and more 'real' books recently. Much quicker to pass them on as a recommendation and I enjoy browsing bookshelves far more than trying to find a new author on Amazon website.
I work in a library. Most of the staff have e-readers as the library has a free e-book service, but we're hearing more and more people are coming back to paper books. Of course, the popular best selling e-books are as expensive as buying an actual book nowadays.
Anyway. I digress!
I used to love downloading music and creating my own CDs on the laptop.
I used to love uploading photos from my camera to Flicks. I don't do this anymore.
The kindle fire has a useless built in camera, then offers about 6 separate places to store your photos, so you can always find them until you are on a website and you press the upload button, which inevitability takes you to an unknown file.
Its hard to write this on the tablet as the keyboard hides the words as I am typing.
It's easy to press the wrong letter. Its difficult to get the words to centralise.
Sometimes I press and nothing happens.
So I don't do blogging much. I look at other peoples photos on Pinterest and Instagram. I read blogs from people who don't have problems I have .
So I've lost a few pastimes I briefly enjoyed, but there's always a book to read, snuggled up with a cat or three.