Day 3606: Hope-scrolling

Last week, when I was looking for good news online about the USA midterm election, I made up the word “hope-scrolling.”

Hope-scrolling is the opposite of doomscrolling, which is defined here.

Therefore, hope-scrolling is spending screen time devoted to the absorption of positive news, which could result in helpful — or at least harmless — psychological responses.

The problem with hope-scrolling is encountering bad news along the way because (in case you haven’t noticed) most of the news online is bad.

As this daily blog approaches its 10-year anniversary, my hope is to keep it a place where it’s easy to do hope-scrolling, like (I hope) today.

On America Recycles Day and National Philanthropy Day, let’s see what I find when I search for “hope-scrolling” on YouTube.

Looks like I’m not the first to think about hope-scrolling!

Thanks to Present Moment Spoken Word and to all those who do hope-scrolling, including YOU.

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13 thoughts on “Day 3606: Hope-scrolling

  1. May we find many great things, Ann.

  2. What a lovely concept. Just this week I considered getting off FB entirely because it made me so sad. But I suppose, given the glimmer of hope we saw at the midterms, that I could learn to scroll past the sad stuff and look for the hope.

  3. Joan is very healthy-looking these days. You gave her hope and then you made that hope reality.

  4. You gave Joan hope and seeing her gives me hope.

  5. I love the photos of Joan, too. How could we see that and not smile?

    From now on, I am going to try to do a little more “Hope-scrolling”. Thanks for coining that term and passing on the idea.

  6. I’m all about hope scrolling, thanks for putting a name to it )

  7. I really like the option to consider “hope-scrolling,” Ann. The “doom” part has felt too heavy lately. I adore the photo of Joan in the sink. She always makes me smile!

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