Websites that I Can't Live Without

21:42 Pippa Ainsworth 0 Comments

I've been tagged in this meme by the lovely Fiona over at Coombe Mill (If you haven't visited her wondeful blog I suggest that you stop reading this and go over there and have a look. Be warned, however, I can't be held responsible for any holiday bookings that may arise from that course of action!). Emma, at Mummy Musings started this and asked the question - which five websites can you not live without? I'll talk you through the first five websites that I open up every morning when the laptop is switched on.

1. Gmail
I have two Gmail accounts, a personal one and one connected to my blog. I really enjoy the functionality of Gmail and it gives me everything I want from an e mail program. I especially like that I can access one account from the other which makes life really easy.

2. Twitter
Well, I have to check my mentions don't I? Seriously though. I really enjoy using Twitter and, for a former Facebook addict, I have been completely converted. I enjoy the conversational aspect to Twitter, and the intelligent conversation that I can find there. I think it is a crucial support to my blog too.

3. Red Rose Mummy
My blog may be less than 2 months old but I am enjoying writing so much. I love receiving comments on my posts and thinking about what my next post will be. This is definitely a creative outlet for me and a way to communicate as myself rather than just as Bud's Mummy. Since losing my job I feel like I spend all my time talking to a toddler - blogging allows me to talk to adults.

4. Google
Where would we be without it? As someone posted on Facebook the other day, no-one ever says 'hang on, just let me Yahoo that', do they? I'm the type of person who can't let a question go unanswered, a born researcher so I use Google all the time. It may be a bit tragic but I really enjoy it when they have their special search boxes for different events and anniversaries - I think I'm a bit of a Google geek really.

5. Facebook
A few months ago this would have been number 2 on the list but I'm getting really weary of it lately. I hate the changes to the news feed and how difficult it is to keep up with people now. I have all my closest friends and family in a list and just check that rather than my main news feed these days. I have a page for my blog but find that Twitter is a much more successful support to it. It is still really invaluable for sharing photos of Bud with friends and family who live further away and for keeping up with their news too but the days of Facebook being an essential to me are passed.

So, I know a lot of people have done this already so I'm going to tag