Thursday, October 22, 2009

The internet should be ... BANNED

At least in my house. When I'm home. While I am trying to write! I'm the first to admit I'm a bit of an IT geek. It was my career (1 of 2) after all. Computers were for work; a tool of productivity, they were not for playing. At least that used to be my perspective. Now I find myself sitting at my desk all day trying to write and the lure of the internet becomes almost impossible to resist. Since finishing my 'day job' last year I've discovered all sorts of things out there on the net. I'm relatively new to social networking and there's so much that is interesting and so many cool site and tools and features to explore. Just check out the freakin avatar of myself I created on my blog!! Did I need that? No! But being from the IT field I can't help exploring something like that to understand how it works. I am seriously considering disconnecting my online access for set periods of time during the day or moving to a part of the house the wireless router won't reach! I can't imagine how time consuming it must be to publicize a book or to really manage an online presence for marketing purposes!

How do others cope with the lure that is the online world?


  1. Yep, you said it. Don't go near Twitter, Kaily...that's a timesuck of massive proportions. LOL

    Honestly? I manage it best when I totally disconnect for a weekend. I can't seem to keep to time limits...cold turkey is what works for me.

  2. Yeah, I've banned myself from twitter so far. I've figured I don't have enough interesting things to say (yet anyway). And here I am on again :).

  3. Kaily,

    I'm with you. The internet is a HUGE distraction. Twitter? Argh! When I write, I turn it off (or down)