It’s dangerous when I have time on my hands … I get sucked into the digital vortex … even more so than usual.
As I sat at home recovering from my op yesterday, I couldn’t stop edging towards the phone, iPad and computer for yet another fix.
I should have been lying on the couch watching rom-coms or reading a book or cleaning the toilet or walking the dogs, but nothing compares, no nothing compares … to the internet.
It’s quite sad really.
I tried to watch a rom-com last night – Wimbledon – but I only managed to keep half an eye on it while I roamed about on my iPad, fiddled with my blog and texted people.
What has happened to my attention span? When did it become so goldfish-like? I’m almost 47 for heaven’s sake … aren’t people supposed to be a bit less ADD at my age?
I don’t think I could be trusted to be a lady of leisure or stay-at-home mum. I’d just fritter the days away staring aimlessly at a screen. My mate Geoff will attest to how my obsession escalates. Last time I was at home full-time, he was forced to write a comment about suffering blog fatigue: at one point I was posting three times a day – something personal, something foody, and something celebrity.
It was cray-cray.
I’m a bit of a machine when it comes to the written word. The words surge like a stormwater drain in a torrential downpour.
I love writing. I love it to bits.
And I love you for reading my creative outlet – HouseGoesHome.
Song of the day: Elvis Costello “Every day I write the book”
I’m the same but I would never post three times a day. Too lazy 🙂 You need to write a book Alana!
I’d love to write a book Michelle, but I’m hopeless on detail. Am a big picture person who’s good at waffling
I fully concur! However, for me, it’s about input not output. In my current circumstances, I understand exactly where you’re coming from…it is sooo easy to get sucked into that vortex. It starts at around 7:30am with a look at your blog (and attempt a witty or insightful comment which obviously takes an eternity to write and re-write, without too many exclamation marks or …!), then a scan of FB to see what’s been happening overnight and checking Notifications, followed by clearing out the 50 or more e-mails that have accrued, catch up on the status of a couple of cars that I’m considering buying on Carsales, have a look at how the sale of my furniture (anyone interested in a 40 year old 12 seat teak dining setting and hutch?!) is going on eBay, check the bank account balances….CRIKEY, IT’S MIDDAY!! And I haven’t even had breakfast!!
I constantly wonder how we all have time to actually go to work.
Gee, I must have hit a nerve about the 3 times a day blogging! Sorry about that! 🙂
Ah Geoff, you didn’t hit a nerve – I remember it as a reality check
You’ve always written brilliantly well. I look forward to your blog each day – even if sometimes it’s almost the next day when I read it!
Thank you Katherine. We really need a reunion with the old crowd now we’ve all found each other again on social media.
Pleasure. Love reading your blog – insightful, funny and so well-written. If I go a few days without reading, I feel like I’ve missed out on something! I am hampered by technology – an old, slow computer and a weird ipad that when I post comments, sometimes doesn’t post them. So then I post again and then the original comment appears. I’m not crazy, promise, just blaming my shoddy tools.
Bless you Alex, can’t wait to catch up when I’m feeling better.
Pinot gris, here we come! Hope you’re feeling better with each passing day.