Wednesday, August 26, 2009

8.26 Hmmm....

You know how when you read something that strikes a chord, you suddenly notice everyone talking about the same thing? At this point, I don't even remember where I saw the comment first, so I can't point you back to where the idea germinated for me. But I am trying to be mindful of which things I do because I enjoy them, and which I do out of habit. Enjoying them is a good thing; habit is a time sink.

When I came home from vacation, I jumped back into Ravelry. I picked up Distributed Proofreaders again right away. I'm working through the 473 blog posts I was behind, although slowly. I haven't turned on my email lists yet. I haven't looked at facebook yet.

To be honest, the facebook thing isn't a big hit with me. I usually only check it every week or two, to keep up with people I don't keep up with in any other way.

DP is a lot of fun and it's my new toy.

Ravelry is where I keep up with some other people I don't keep up with in any other way, and where I've started chatting about the fiber things that my email lists don't discuss any more.

The blogs are still interesting, although I've picked up some new ones and am slowly dropping ones I don't have anything in common with any more.

The email lists? There's the hmmm.... I've been on some of those lists for almost ten years, but most of them are mere shadows of their former selves, and honestly? I think I'm just reading them for old times sake, not because I find them interesting. So why bother? I don't know. I had noticed I was dumping more than half the messages unread, I probably haven't posted in months, and I feel no urge at all to turn them on again. A time sink I don't really need?


Freyalyn said...

Yep, I'd agree with most of this...

Cathy said...

Me too... "habit is a time sink" and it leads directly to boredom when I finally recognize what I'm wasting time on. I've winnowing bloglines down, I don't read ravelry as much as I probably ought (ought - another time sink), I don't tweet or facebook and of course I've gone no mail on a lot of lists... but mostly I'm wondering about this DP you've mentioned. It sounds interesting.
Especially now that I have time for something new.