I frequently find myself getting sucked in to what I like to call the digital void. I sit down in front of my computer with the intent of checking my email and possibly looking at job postings, but then something happens and I find myself going from tab to tab of my Firefox browser looking at different sites. I read blogs, I follow the links people post on Twitter (and the link those links lead to), I read news briefs on Yahoo, and I attempt to form a picture of what is happening in the world.
This, of course, takes time. Sometimes, it takes a lot of time. Quite frequently this is the time I should dedicate to more noble pursuits like beating back the army of dirty dishes in the sink, making a heroic last stand (for the millionth time) against the invading hoard of my daughter's toys, or climbing Mount Laundry in search of its clean, white peak.
Instead I sit in front of my computer pondering my web based navel. I know that I need to be more productive and more organized. And lately I have been doing much better at this task, but, like with everything else in life, there is still plenty of room for improvement. So I intend to work on this problem with all the dedication I can muster. But I wonder if it's too early to start on my New Year's resolutions.
2 weeks ago