Friday, March 18, 2016

five on friday

one. 
 We now get our milk delivered to our front door and it is adorable! Smith Brothers Farms is a local dairy farm and I decided I needed one of those cute insulated boxes on my front porch. Yes... confession... that box is 90% of why I signed up for milkman, but I also really love their products! We have a standing order of a weekly half gallon of milk and a dozen eggs every other week and on Thursday mornings our haul is waiting for me on the front porch. You can adjust your standing order as needed, up until the night before it's delivered, and add other items like the creamiest chocolate milk, cinnamon rolls, and Beechers mac and cheese! Is there anything better than cinnamon rolls waiting for you when you come downstairs?
two.
I also added a new wreath to our front door from Joss & Main and I just love how very southern it is. It's sold out there but you can find similar here.
three. 
I haven't done a ton of decorating for Easter or spring because it's still pretty chilly and gross here but I did add my Naptime Diaries Advent cards to the shutter in our dining space and of course I had to get out some Easter candy. (What you don't see is the bag of pastel peanut M'n'M's and the two bags of starburst jelly beans I've already gone through...)

four
Monday was Hunley's birthday! He is officially one year old. I can't believe he's been with us for that long but at the same time it's hard to remember what I did with myself all day without my little buddy to chase around. He is, simultaneously, a complete pain in the butt and also the cuddliest most loving puppy. It's how he gets away with so much. and he totally has T.J. and I wrapped around his paw...

This is what he looked like the day we brought him home. I can't believe how much he's grown!

five.
Soap box time. You may have seen some outraged posts on social media lately about Instagram's announcement that they're going to roll out a new format for how your feed is displayed. Instead of being chronological like it is now, Instagram has developed an algorithm to determine which posts it thinks will be post important to you.
They say:

To improve your experience, your feed will soon be ordered to show the moments we believe you will care about the most. The order of photos and videos in your feed will be based on the likelihood you’ll be interested in the content, your relationship with the person posting and the timeliness of the post. 
As we begin, we’re focusing on optimizing the order — all the posts will still be there, just in a different order. If your favorite musician shares a video from last night’s concert, it will be waiting for you when you wake up, no matter how many accounts you follow or what time zone you live in. And when your best friend posts a photo of her new puppy, you won’t miss it.

I'm sorry but this jut plain pisses me off and it's just like Facebook's News Feed. If your Facebook feed is anything like mine you probably end up seeing the same posts over and over each time you log in. In fact I feel like I miss more posts now because the posts the algorithm deems I "care less about" are pushed to the bottom of my feed or filtered out all together. This is just a short step away from paying to boost your posts, and our feeds will all start to look the same.  It is also bad news bears for small business and bloggers who use Instagram to promote their pages and connect with readers. I often share a picture as soon as I have a new blog post up. But if the posts no longer show up in chronological order, it is less and less likely that followers and friends will see that and be directed to my blog.
My favorite thing about instagram is that it's fresh and changing and moves with us, and that's real life. Instagram claims we miss more content this way, but oh well! Although, I don't know how accurate that is because I refresh that thing probably every 10 minutes to see what new posts there are and I shamelessly scroll back through hours of content to catch up on the lives of the people I chose to follow. Instagram thinks an algorithm knows me better than I know myself, but when I chose to follow the people, celebrities, and brands, that was my way of saying I want to see ALL their posts, as they're happening.

Anywho.... I get worked up about it because it seems the "social" aspect of social media is quickly fading away into a big void of groupthink. I guess that's a lesson for us users: social media is not real life and it will always come up short of real interactions. But I just really hope my favorite App doesn't die a slow death like Facebook.  Go here to sign the petition to #keepinstagramchronological.




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10 comments :

  1. Have a blessed day.
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  2. Well look at you blogging three times in a row : ) I signed the Insta petition. I feel like my facebook feed is mostly promoted posts now-ugh. I also scroll back through Instagram when I haven't looked in a while. It only takes a minute, because it's just pictures and not rants/words. I'll be sad if they really do go through with the change.

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  3. You get milk delivered to your door!?!?!?!? I need to see if we can do that here because we're ALWAYS running to the store to get more milk for Caleb.

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    1. You should totally look into it! They're all over the area I think. So many of my mom friends use it for that very reason and it's so nice to have one less thing to remember on my grocery trips. (I always forget something at the store, no matter what lol)

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  4. I love that you have a dairy that delivers! When I was little (like nearly 60 years ago!!) we had a milkman and a breadman who came to the door. Most families only had one car, and the dad had it as work, leaving mom and the kids with no way to get to the grocery during the day. I love that some can still experience home delivery like that! Awesome! Love the new wreath and Hunley is SO cute! Hard to believe you've had him nearly a year already!

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    1. I love it! It's so charming and still as convenient as I'm sure it was when you were a kid! When we lived in England we had friends who had milk delivered (in adorable glass cartons no less) and I always wanted that. Plus it's so nice to have one less thing to remember on my grocery trips. I also love that it's local. Hunley is pretty cute, lucky for him ;)

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  5. When I was a kid we had milk delivered to our door. My bedroom window was right over the kitchen door and each morning I would hear the clanking of the old bottles and the new ones being placed inside. Since I was a little scamp, I often snuck down stairs, and would bring in one bottle of whole milk and drink the cream off the top! Mmmmmm! Good!

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  6. I love love love that wreath!! So cute!!

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  7. Love the wreath and also the milk box. We had that and "Charles Chips" delivered to the door in Paducah when our kids were little and it was great--the boxes look pretty much the same. Wish we had that now.

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  8. We had milk delivered to the porch too when I was little. I do not remember the box being that cute though. Ha.

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