5 steps to a successful post-election purge

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It’s the first week after the Election and you’re sick to your stomach with politics. Here are five easy steps you can help you move past your political hangover.

Clean up your Google Alerts. There’s no longer a need to get an e-mail every time the words “Charlie Crist” or “Steve Southerland” show up online.  Plus, you’re gonna need room for new alerts, such as when “Gwen Graham” shows up somewhere.

Stop following losing candidates on Twitter. With social media, I am very much beginning to think, Less is More. Scroll through the lists of who you are following and who is following you and just keep clicking “Unfollow.”

Take down the yard signs. Today. Don’t leave them up as a “F— you” to the neighbor who supported the other guy. While you are at it, take any political signs you see in right-of-ways or vacant properties.

Unsubscribe from every campaign e-mail lists. Otherwise, you’ll be getting messages from these guys for years to come.

Unlike Facebook pages of losing candidates. Again, do whatever you can do to de-clutter your social network.

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including SaintPetersBlog.com, FloridaPolitics.com, ContextFlorida.com, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.