This week “blocking” became the new “buzz” word for me. I discovered you can block people from contacting you on gmail, if they have contacted you in the past. Yippee!! Freedom from written insults! On Gmail, you open the email, go to the down arrow on the right of the sender’s and when the list appears just click on happiness or in this case block. Confirm the block and that person cannot contact via your email. Be sure to remove their email information from your contact list, which is very simple. Bring up the name in question on your contact list and click on the dots. Block is a happy option.
Facebook is even easier to block when “unfriending” is not enough. Just click on the dots to the right of Message and block is a choice on the list. Don’t share your happiness with people that don’t like you. They do not need to see what makes you happy in life.
LinkedIn will allow you to block someone and they will not know they are blocked. I found several of the group that turned on me had viewed my LinkedIn page and figured there was nothing good that could come out of it, so figured that block out too. Go to their profile and to the far right of their name click on the three dots. Block is one of the options. I felt relieved, sad in a way, but satisfied there was one less way they could view me.
Hiding a Blog from unfriendly eyes is apparently impossible. I have been warned to be careful what I write or who you write about. Even if you do not name the individual, apparently you can be sued for slander if there is any indication that it refers to them.
Blocking people that are mean to you gives you the freedom not to have them in your life. There is enough negativity in the world, so any that you can eliminate makes your world a better place. We all live in our own piece of the world. Sometimes we just need to make it a smaller place.
PS: I never thought I would have to wait till I am almost 68 to learn how to block the unwanted. Do it earlier and enjoy life!