9.18.2009

Because I HAVE TO question everything I do....

Do you ever think what your life would be like if you took all the time you spend blogging, Twittering and Facebooking and did something PRODUCTIVE?

I do.

We all get 24 hours in a day, and those hours are precious. So why do I choose to sit staring at my laptop or BlackBerry when I could be cooking gourmet meals for my family, or running, or decorating the house?

Maybe I could work at a soup kitchen or plant 500 daffodil bulbs in my backyard. I could learn how to paint watercolors, or even, dare I say...get a job. The possibilities are endless.

Sometimes I think I should log my time spent at wasteful computer related activities. Maybe that would bitch slap me into reality.

What do you think?

Should we all do it? Can we admit publicly the time we "waste" on our dirty little habit?

What do you think about undertaking a computer logging experiment? We could log the time we spend glancing at our BlackBerrys, or sitting on our butts blogging or Facebooking and then choose kind of alternative that might make our lives better.

Then we could all report on our progress.

Yeah, I know, that idea kind of sucks....

Or does it?


16 comments:

Mrs. D said...

I am online way too much... but to fair, I am nursing during much of it. Hey, I gotta do something to pass the time ;-)

Tickled Pink And Green said...

Oh my husband would love for me to ...dare I say....get a job. Lol.

All of it is like a cocaine addiction, except instead of getting a deviated septum, I get a crick in my neck and sore fingers from typing....

Angry Julie Monday said...

I blog mostly at work, so ya um I'm getting paid.

I run and work out frequently. I have an addiction to my cellphone, now an iphone.

I volunteer with the Junior League.

Do I sleep?

Frau said...

I don't think I want to know, well actually I know how much time and it's embarrassing. I think I need a 12 step program. But in my defense I live in a foreign country where I can't speak the language and have no friends. Oh wait maybe it I studied and ventured out to meet people ...but what about my Free Cell game and my average seriously I need help!! I suck!

Kate said...

I took a break from blogging because of this. Now, I allow myself a set time online (ususally either right after my daughter goes to school or after the kids go to bed at night), and then TURN IT OFF. I will admit to twittering and updating FB from my phone from time to time throughout the day.

Cid said...

I wouldn't even want to begin to add it all up except that over the summer I was using my bb to post and read blogs and then I got the bill ... way over my Data Usage so that kind of woke me up. Of course now I am home and back at my pc so no more scary bills but I am thinking of trying to schedule my on line time better otherwise I just fritter away the hours. But getting comments from fellow bloggers is so much more satisfying than being ignored by my children.

preppyplayer said...

This is my daily conflict. However, I do try to stay away from it when my kids come home from school, ever since my son said, "Mom do you love your computer more than us?"

In my defense- I don't watch TV! Except for True Blood, Lost, anything on Bravo, Heros...
OK I watch a little.
I don't read books anymore...
Is that something to be proud of?

The fact of the matter is that blogging/social media is my guilty pleasure and it actually helps my business by placing me very high in the search engines! ( that is true but also something I tell my husband to justify time on the computer when the kids go to bed)

To answer your question, NO! I don't want to know :)

Pearls To Hide My Neck said...

I don't even want to know the amount of time I spend on the computer, facebook and tweeter. Add in the horrible obsession I know have with bejeweled and it's embarressing. I have yet to sign up for the Meals On Wheels and Hospital volunteering that I swore I would do once school started. Add to that my obsession with redoing my house and I'm a lost cause. I think I need an intervention.

Dr Zibbs said...

You spend time on Facebook? What a loser.

Actually, last week my sister was getting on my case for how much time I must "waste" on my famous blog, other people's blogs and on my Twitter.

My defense was that a lot of my Twitter I do while I'm in the car or standing in a line from my blackberry.

As for the blogging I'll do a lot of it while watching TV or I'll check in throughout the day to write comments. But in the end - it really IS a lot of time.

Who cares though? Look how much better the world is with the blog THAT BLUE YAK and the Twitter accounts @DrZibbs and the now famous @FatherKelly (that now has 5 celebrity followers including Sarah Silverman and Christina Applegate)

Eric Lincoln said...

Far too much time, I'm sure. If only I got paid for it. But it's almost like a new worldwide language. I keep up with people I have never met and how they live in other countries, which provokes a lot of thought during my day. So it's really a free education, and I just make my donation by writing on my own blogs for everyone else to study. Right.

Heather Griffith Brewer said...

Oh my. Logging my time would be tragic. I KNOW that I spend copious amounts of time on the computer. My cell phone is in my purse...dead I'm sure. To be fair though, my cell coverage sucks in my house. *cue angels singing*
What I find so ridiculous is the fact that much of my computer time is spent doing what amounts to nothing. I check FB, blogs I follow, and then...nothing. It's incredibly mesmerizing! It's only once or twice a week that I actually blog myself.
What should bitch slap me into reality is that I have a house that is under constant remodel...and hubby and I are the contractors!
As I write this comment, I am counting down to a party that I have ONE HOUR to be ready to walk out the door, and I still have food to prepare, and I'm in my jammies!

Tara R. said...

I sit on the couch with my laptop so much, and for so long, my hiney goes numb. Yeah, way too much... I tend to do very well on your challenges. I may have to take you up on this one too.

Maureen said...

Well, you have a good point, but I will say I watch far less TV than I did before blogging.

katvanwinkle said...

Did I write this blog ?
Those words sound like what is in my head !

Jaina said...

I spend my day online at work because I'm in IT. I don't get online much at home. I don't want to log my time, because I think it might make me cry...and then throw out my brand new computer. Lol.

Mrs. Sitcom said...

Not ridiculous...I think about this ALL. THE. TIME. You know, in between Facebooking and Tweeting and stuff. :)

 
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