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Stay Safe, Stay Home, Stay Busy, Stay Sane

Have you noticed the bickering on Facebook and other social media platforms? Fortunately, Twitter – which is my favorite online hangout – has been mellow, and the writing community on Twitter has been supportive, retweeting fellow writers’ work and buying some books in support of #indieapril.

stay home stay safe stay busy stay sane

This is exactly the role that social media should have right now: a pillar of help. Some people need to cool it and stop using social media to vent, especially now.

A New Year With a Twist

On 31 December 2019, I wrote a poem to ring in the new year, 2020. Although – like you – I had no idea that we were going to live in a pandemic, my poem kind of relates to these times. So, that’s why I’m sharing it here with you on YouTube, and I’m also adding tips on how to stay busy and sane while staying home.

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  1. Thank you for this wonderful article, especially today, getting a little antsy, but I know if I don’t stay safe, stay home, stay busy, I will not stay sane. I also am a twitter user on a regular basis, but only since January, and the partisanship that is taking place about this virus has really been overwhelming. Thanks again.


    1. Hi Bobbi,

      Thank you for your comment. Sometimes we can get a little antsy, I understand that. 

  2. Hiya Lila,

    I liked your poem and agree that it was relevant still in these uncertain times we are facing. Its a shame people are choosing to rant on social media instead of being supportive so it’s nice to have something different to listen to amid all the shouting and balling that is happening everywhere. 

    I also found the message uplifting. My favourite part is where you said fire was a killer for hire – it really spoke to me as we had a wee fire in our kitchen last weekend which was scary but we were all fine. That line made me think because it was so true, it’s available for the price of a spark! 

    Thank you for lightening the social atmosphere, krs PurpleLioness 

    1. Hi Purple Lionness,

      That must have been scary, having a fire in your kitchen … I’m glad you got there on time!

      Thank you for visiting!

  3. I agree that there is too much bickering on social media. I  just ignore people who argue to much. If they cross my line in the sand I just remove them from my list. I’m keeping busy by developing my two websites,, talking to friends and family and working out at my home. I’m also reorganizing my room with some new computer tech items. That’s my basic schedule during these trying times. Your poem is a very nice piece of oratory art. I will look you up on your website. Thank you for sharing.


    1. Hi Courtney! 

      Exactly, ignore or stay away from people who argue too much. Working on your websites is a great idea, now we have so much time for that 🙂

      Thank you for your comment!

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