Sometimes when I open my computer, I figure I should check my e-mail before moving on to whatever else I had planned to do. And then I get an e-mail link to something funny, or an interesting article. And that leads to more funny or more interesting. And then I’ll check Facebook just quickly, while I’m on. And then I go to check the community I post to. And then I need to check some of the things I’ve said to see if anyone has responded. And then if they have, I need to post a reply. And then while I’m there I figure I should check the newest questions. And then since I’ve seen them, I end up opening the intriguing ones in tabs. And then sometimes once I’ve read them, I can’t help but feel the need to comment. And then I realize I’ve been at it for a while now, but I still have all these other tabs open, so I can’t help but read those ones too. And then somebody is wrong on the internet, so I had better put my two cents in. And then somebody needs help on the internet, so I had better help them. And then I need to check my Google Reader while I’m on in case the blogs I keep up with regularly have updated, because I don’t want to get out of touch with them. And then I need to comment at least briefly on one or two of them so that they know I’m still out there. And then someone else has commented too, and I realize that I haven’t read their blog in far too long so maybe I’ll just stop by to see how they’re doing.
And then sometimes I realize that several hours have passed, and I’m hungry, and restless, and am more than ready to move on to a non-computer activity.
And that I feel like I haven’t done anything at all yet.
And that I still haven’t done whatever it was that I logged on for.
I think I need to attach an alarm to my computer.
Tags: and this is with my having cut back a lot already, but I don't want to be left out, computer gravity, I also probably need to start off with the intended blog post next time - but who can resist the lure of unchecked e-mail??, I guess this is why people don't usually maintain 100 close friends in person, so hard to resist checking in, what's funny is I do this EVERY time and EVERY time I decide that next time will be different