Happy Digital Bonfire Night

I use the app/website Pocket to keep any article, videos or links that could be of interest to read another time and it has been an incredibly useful tool. Whenever I have some ‘dead’ time, I go to Pocket and catch up on those articles I’ve been meaning to read for a while.

However going through my Pocket just now, I’ve realised that it’s essentially become my personal digital equivalent of your dad/grandad’s garage that’s so full of stuff that you can’t move. I had more than 800 links to articles that I have put there over the past few months and beyond.

So I started going through them one by one, highlighting ones I thought could be interesting to keep. Until I realised I was doing it again. Like taking the ‘might-come-in-useful-one-day’ stuff out of the garage to only put it back in there in a newer, shiny box instead.

So, I deleted them.

All 800+ articles and links.

I have clearly been able to survive not knowing they were there and so I figured that actually deleting them wouldn’t make any difference. And the truth is that the only difference is that I feel better. Like I’ve had a digital bonfire. And without any pollution either.

Header image – Bonfire by Sandra Sigfusson

2 thoughts on “Happy Digital Bonfire Night

  1. Well done! I have started realising that I am putting so much aside that I might get to later but then later find myself overwhelmed ‘under the pile’. Such a relief when you finally fling it in the bin and realise that the minute it hits it, not only don’t you miss ,it but you feel the weight lift.


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